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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

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Thomas Frederick Robson (c. 1822-64) in 'The Porter's Knot' c.1880 copy of an original of 1860

Carbon print | 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions) | RCIN 2913597

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Photograph of a full length portrait of the actor Thomas Frederick Robson (c. 1822-64) seated in a chair, facing towards the camera. He rests his right arm on the chair's arm rests and holds a small book in his left hand. He holds a long pipe in his mouth. Robson is dressed as a character in 'The Porter's Knot'.

  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Thomas Frederick Robson (1821-64)
  • annotation: Mr Robson in "The Porter's Knot./ Reproduced. [beneath work]
  • 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions)

    9.6 x 6.3 cm (mount)

    8.7 x 5.2 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
        • photographs
          • cartes-de-visite