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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Sir Frederick Henry Ponsonby (1825-95)


Albumen print | 8.4 x 4.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2910616

Photograph of a full length portrait of Sir Frederick Henry Ponsonby (1825-95) seated on a balustrade, facing three-quarters to the left. He turns his head and looks towards the right. He poses with his arms crossed. There is a painted scenic backdrop in the background.

Ponsonby was Equerry from 1868 to 1878, Keeper of the Privy Purse from 1878 to 1895 and Private Secretary between 1870 and 1895.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

  • Colonel Ponsonby/ 1859

  • 8.4 x 4.9 cm (image)

    9.7 x 5.9 cm (mount)

    23.1 x 18.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert