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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Sir Charles Forbes of Forbes Castle (fl. 1857), Invercauld

1887 copy after an original of Sep 1857

Carbon print | 15.1 x 11.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2906661

Photograph of a full length portrait of Sir Charles Forbes seated, facing three-quarters to the left. He rests his right hand on a walking stick. He wears Highland dress and a Tam O'Shanter hat. He sits in front of a striped canvas that hangs in the background.
  • Creator(s)

    Hughes & Mullins : Ryde, Isle of Wight (photographer)

  • 15.1 x 11.5 cm (image)

    28.4 x 23.0 cm (page dimensions)

    29.5 x 24.5 x 6.0 cm (album)

  • Sir Charles Forbes of Forbes Castle, Invercauld, 1857 [Photographic Portraits Vol.2/60 1852-1859]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Costume & National dress
          • Costume-Great Britain
            • Costume-Scotland
              • Scottish Highland Dress