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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Unknown Person

William Evans (1798-1877) 1860

Albumen print | 8.7 x 5.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2913519

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Photograph of a full length portrait of William Evans, seated, facing three-quarters to the right. He turns his head to look towards the camera and smiles. He holds a hat in his left hand and places it on his leg. There is a painted backdrop depicting a window and curtains in the background. 

William Evans was the son of Samuel Evans, a Welsh artist who taught drawing to King George III's daughters and was Master of Drawing at Eton College. William Evans was educated at Eton and eventually succeeded his father as Master of Drawing and House Master. There are a number of watercolours and prints by him in the Royal Collection.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    William Evans (1798-1877)
  • annotation: W:Evans. 1860. [beneath work]
  • 8.7 x 5.4 cm (image)

    9.6 x 6.2 cm (mount)

    22.8 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions)

  • W. Evans, 1860 [in Photographs. Artists' Portraits. Volume 79]

  • Acquired by Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
          • cartes-de-visite
    • People
      • Artists