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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

André Adolfe Eugène Disdéri (1819-89)

Napoléon III, Emperor of the French, and the Empress Eugénie 1859

Albumen print | 8.6 x 5.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2907671

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Photograph of a full length double portrait of Napoleon III (1808-73) and Empress Eugénie (1826-1920). Napoleon stands facing towards the camera. He wears a top hat and holds a cane in his right hand. Empress Eugénie stands arm in arm with Napoleon and faces three-quarters to the right.
  • Creator(s)

    André Adolfe Eugène Disdéri (1819-89) (photographer)

    Napoléon III, Emperor of the French (1808-73)
    Eugénie, Empress of the French (1826-1920)
  • annotation: The Emperor Napoleon II/ The Empress Eugenie. 1859. [beneath work]
  • 8.6 x 5.3 cm (image)

    9.8 x 5.8 cm (mount)

    23.1 x 18.2 cm (page dimensions)

    24.3 x 19.8 x 5.5 cm (album)

  • The Emperor Napoleon III, The Empress Eugenie, 1859. [Album: Photographs. Royal Portraits, vol.47]

  • Acquired by Prince Albert, the Prince Consort

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
          • cartes-de-visite
        • albums
          • photograph albums