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Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88)

Departure of the Emperor and Empress of France 10 - 10 Aug 1857

RCIN 2084301

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Glass plate negative of a seascape with various boats. The photograph was taken during the departure of Napoleon III (1808-73) and Eugénie de Montijo, Empress Consort of the French (1826-1920), from Osborne, Isle of Wight.

The glass plate negative has been photographed showing the coated side and therefore the image appears laterally reversed. Prints from this negative do not seem to exist in the Collection, however a variant from the same session is represented by RCIN 2800783.
  • Creator(s)

    Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Napoléon III, Emperor of the French (1808-73)
    Eugénie, Empress of the French (1826-1920)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
          • negatives
            • glass plate negatives
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Isle of Wight [England]
              • Osborne Estate [Isle of Wight]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Vessels (marine)
          • Boats