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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Rosina Penco (1823-94)

c.1880 copy of an original of c.1860

Carbon print | 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions) | RCIN 2913677

Photograph of a full length portrait of the Italian opera singer Rosina Penco (1823-94) standing, facing a quarter to the right. She turns her head towards the camera and looks to the left. She holds a dark coloured laced shawl around her body. She poses in front of a painted backdrop depicting an interior scene.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

  • Mme Penco./ Reproduced.

  • 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions)

    9.6 x 6.3 cm (mount)

    8.8 x 5.7 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert