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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Antoine François Jean Claudet (1797-1867)

Prince Ferdinand, Duc d'Alençon (1844-1910) c.1860

Albumen print | 8.1 x 5.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2907631

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Photograph of a full length portrait of Prince Ferdinand, the Duke of Alençon (1844-1910), standing, facing towards the camera. He holds an open book in his right hand and rests his left hand on a small table. There are several books on the table.
  • Creator(s)

    Antoine François Jean Claudet (1797-1867) (photographer)

    Ferdinand, Duke of Alençon (1844-1910)
  • annotation: The Duc d'Alençon/ (2nd son of the D. de Nemours) [beneath work]
  • 8.1 x 5.2 cm (image)

    9.4 x 5.9 cm (mount)

    23.1 x 18.2 cm (page dimensions)

    24.3 x 19.8 x 5.5 cm (album)

  • The Duc d'Alencon (2nd son of the Duc de Nemours). [Album: Photographs. Royal Portraits, vol.47]

  • Acquired by Prince Albert, the Prince Consort

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