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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Jabez Hughes (1819-84)

William Powell Frith (1819-1909) 1860

Albumen print | 8.8 x 5.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2913504

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Photograph of a full length portrait of William Powell Frith standing in front of a chair, facing front. He poses with his hands together in front of him. Behind him is a painted backdrop featuring a large window with curtains.

Frith was a Yorkshire-born painter specialising in genre subjects and panoramic narrative works of life in the Victorian era. He was part of the Clique group of painters which included John Phillip and Richard Dadd and he disliked the Pre-Raphaelite art and philosophy. Some of his most famous paintings are Ramsgate Sands in the Royal Collection (RCIN 405068), Derby Day (in Tate Britain) and The Railway Station (at Royal Holloway College, Egham).
  • Creator(s)

    Jabez Hughes (1819-84) (photographer)

    William Powell Frith (1819-1909)
  • annotation: W. P. Frith R.A. 1860. [beneath work]
  • 8.8 x 5.6 cm (image)

    9.7 x 6.2 cm (mount)

    22.8 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions)

  • W.P. Frith, R.A., 1860 [in Photographs. Artists' Portraits. Volume 79]

  • Acquired by Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
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        • photographs
          • cartes-de-visite
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