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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

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The Honourable Charles Augustus Murray (1806-95), Extra Groom-in-Waiting 1859

Salted paper print with hand colouring | 17.6 x 12.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2906809

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Photograph of Charles Murray seated, facing three-quarters to the left. He turns his head to look towards the camera. He holds a pen in his right hand and rests his arm on a table. He holds a small book in his left hand. He poses in front of a painted backdrop. Additions have been added to the photograph with dark colour ink to enhance certain details, including Murray's pen.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Sir Charles Augustus Murray (1806-95)
  • 17.6 x 12.1 cm (image)

    28.4 x 23.0 cm (page dimensions)

    29.5 x 25.0 x 5.0 cm (album)

  • The Hon. Charles Augustus Murray, Extra Groom-in-Waiting, 1859 [Photographic Portraits Vol.3/61 1856-1863]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

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