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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Sir Christopher Charles Teesdale (1833-93)  

circa 1860

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

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)

  • Major Teesdale [?]/ 1860.

  • 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