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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

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Sir Christopher Charles Teesdale (1833-93)   c. 1860

Albumen print | 8.1 x 5.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2910669

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Photograph of a full length portrait of Sir Christopher Charles Teesdale (1833-93)  standing, facing slightly towards the left. He turns his head and looks towards the camera. He holds a top hat in his right hand and an umbrella in his left. 

Teesdale was Equerry to the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, between 1858 and 1887. Teesdale accompanied the Prince of Wales on his 'Eastern Tour' in 1862. He was later awarded the Victoria Cross and acted as Master of Ceremonies between 1890 and 1893.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Sir Christopher Charles Teesdale (1833-93)
  • annotation: Major Teesdale [?]/ 1860. [beneath work]
  • 8.1 x 5.3 cm (image)

    9.8 x 6.1 cm (mount)

    23.1 x 18.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert

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