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Albert and Victoria’s collection shows photographers’ working methods

Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg & Gotha (1844-1900)

Carl Ruland (1834-1907)  1862

RCIN 2082730

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Glass plate negative featuring a full-length portrait of Carl Ruland seated, facing three-quarters to the left. He turns his head and looks towards the camera. He poses with his legs crossed and hands held in his lap. There is a top hat beside him.

It seems that there was a negative image on the left that has been removed, an act perhaps indicative of a displeasing pose.

The glass plate negative has been photographed showing the coated side and therefore the image appears laterally reversed. A print from this negative exists in the Collection, RCIN 2917649.

  • Creator(s)

    Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg & Gotha (1844-1900) (photographer)

    Carl Ruland (1834-1907)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
          • negatives
            • glass plate negatives