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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Thai Ambassadors to the Court of St James's

c.19 Nov 1857

Salted paper print | 21.0 x 26.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2906684

Photograph of a full length group portrait of nine Thai ambassadors standing, facing towards the camera. They are dressed in traditional clothing that includes various hat types. It is assumed that one of the ambassadors is Praya Montri Suriyawong, who visited Queen Victoria on 19 November 1857. Photograph taken at St. James's Palace.

Photograph is a vignette.
  • Creator(s)

    Leonida Caldesi & Co (active c. 1860-66) (photographer)

  • 21.0 x 26.4 cm (image)

    28.4 x 23.0 cm (page dimensions)

    29.5 x 24.5 x 6.0 cm (album)

  • The Siamese Ambassadors to the Court of St James's, c.1857 [Photographic Portraits Vol.2/60 1852-1859]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert