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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Camille Silvy (1834-1910)

Róza Csillag (1832-92) in 'Orfeo' 1860

Albumen print | 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions) | RCIN 2913612

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Photograph of a full length portrait of the opera singer Róza Csillag (1832-92) standing, facing towards the camera. She gazes towards the left. She holds a lyre in her left hand, propping it up on a partially destroyed column base, and rests her right arm on top of the lyre. She places her right hand to her forehead. She is dressed in Classical-inspired garb, as a character in 'Orfeo', an opera about Orpheus and Eurydice. She poses in front of a painted backdrop depicting a Classical-inspired landscape, with ruins.

  • Creator(s)

    Camille Silvy (1834-1910) (photographer)

    Róza Csillag (1832-92)
  • annotation: Mme Csillag , in "Orfeo" [beneath work]
  • 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions)

    9.4 x 6.2 cm (mount)

    8.5 x 5.6 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert

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