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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Camille Silvy (1834-1910)

Sir Edward Bowater (1787-1861) 1860

Albumen print | 8.5 x 5.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2910724

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Photograph of a full length portrait of Sir Edward Bowater (1787-1861) seated on a chair, facing three-quarters to the right. He looks ahead, away from the camera. He holds a cane between his legs with his left hand and rests his right arm on a side table. Photograph taken in an interior. 

Bowater was Groom-in-Waiting from 1846 to 1861.
  • Creator(s)

    Camille Silvy (1834-1910) (photographer)

    Edward Bowater (1787-1861)
  • annotation: Sir Edward Bowater/ 1860. [beneath work]
  • 8.5 x 5.6 cm (image)

    9.5 x 6.2 cm (mount)

    23.1 x 18.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
        • photographs