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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

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Paul John Bedford (1792-1871) c.1880 copy of an original of c.1860

Carbon print | 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions) | RCIN 2913542

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Photograph of a full length portrait of the actor Paul John Bedford (1792-1871) standing, facing towards the camera. He turns his head slightly and looks to the left. He poses with his right hand tucked into his coat and his left hand resting on a top hat, positioned on top of a plinth attached to a balustrade.  

  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Paul John Bedford (1792-1871)
  • annotation: Mr Paul Bedford. Reproduced. [beneath work]
  • 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions)

    9.4 x 6.3 cm (mount)

    8.9 x 5.9 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert

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