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Albert and Victoria’s collection shows photographers’ working methods

After Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-73)

Photography of paintings c. 1860

Wet collodion negative | RCIN 2084836

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Glass plate negative depicting a man holding up two paintings for the purpose of photography. The paintings are a portrait of Prince Albert and a portrait of Queen Victoria by Franz Xaver Winterhalter (RCINs 402327 and 402326).

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.

  • Creator(s)

    After Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-73) (artist)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
          • negatives
            • glass plate negatives
    Subject(s)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art
        • Paintings