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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Thomas Batchelor, Page of the Back Stairs


Albumen print | 12.7 x 10.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2906736

Photograph of a three-quarter length portrait of Thomas Batchelor seated, facing three-quarters to the left. He looks towards the camera. The caption indicates Batchelor is in the 5th year of his service as a Page of the Back Stairs.
  • Creator(s)

    William Bambridge (1820-79) (photographer)

  • 12.7 x 10.6 cm (image)

    28.4 x 23.0 cm (page dimensions)

    29.5 x 24.5 x 6.0 cm (album)

  • Batchelor, Page of the Back Stairs, in the 5- year of his service, 1858 [Photographic Portraits Vol.2/60 1852-1859]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert