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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

André Adolfe Eugène Disdéri (1819-89)

Napoleon III, Empress Eugénie and Napoléon, Prince Imperial 1859

Albumen print | 8.5 x 5.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2907672

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Photograph of a full length group portrait of Napoleon III, Emperor of the French (1808-73), Empress Eugénie (1826-1920) and their son Napoléon, Prince Imperial (1856-79). Napoleon III stands facing the viewer. The Empress Eugénie is seated in front of her husband, facing three-quarters to the right. She looks down at her son who stands looking to front.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Eugénie, Empress of the French (1826-1920)
    Napoléon, Prince Imperial of the French (1856-79)
    Napoléon III, Emperor of the French (1808-73)
  • annotation: The Emperor Napoleon, the/ Empress & Prince Imperial [beneath work]
  • 8.5 x 5.2 cm (image)

    9.5 x 5.9 cm (mount)

    23.1 x 18.2 cm (page dimensions)

    24.3 x 19.8 x 5.5 cm (album)

  • The Emperor Napoleon, The Empress and Prince Impériale. [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