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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


The Honourable Charles Grey (1804-70)


Albumen print | 8.2 x 6.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2910604

Photograph of a full length portrait of Lieutenant General, the Honourable Charles Grey (1804-70) seated on a chair, facing left, his face captured in profile. He crosses his legs and holds a top hat in his right hand. 

Grey was Equerry between 1837 and 1867, joint Keeper of the Privy Purse between 1866 and 1867 and Private Secretary to the Queen from 1867 to 1870. 
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

  • General Grey 1859

  • 8.2 x 6.0 cm (image)

    9.7 x 6.5 cm (mount)

    23.1 x 18.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert