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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

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Sir Edward Cust (1794-1878) c. 1860

Albumen print | 8.8 x 5.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2910767

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Photograph of a full length portrait of Sir Edward Cust (1794-1878) seated at a small table, facing slightly towards the right. He turns his head and looks towards the camera. He holds a piece of paper in front of his body with both hands.

Cust was Master of Ceremonies from 1847 to 1876, formerly Equerry to His Royal Highness Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg, later King of the Belgians.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Sir Edward Cust (1794-1878)
  • annotation: Sir Edward Cust. [beneath work]
  • 8.8 x 5.5 cm (image)

    9.6 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