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A portrait of Leopold II of Belgium

  • Object:

    photograph

  • Date:

    1860-1869 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hills & Saunders (Photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen photograph mounted on card.

  • Credit Line:

    The Royal Photographic Society Collection at the V&A, acquired with the generous assistance of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Art Fund

  • Museum number:

    RPS.4156-2018

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case MB2, shelf SH2, box XRG304

Physical description

Carte-de-visite portrait of Leopold II, King of Belgium. The card is cropped and shows only head and shoulders.

Date

1860-1869 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Hills & Saunders (Photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Albumen photograph mounted on card.

Marks and inscriptions

'APPOINTMENT TO HER MAJES / ILLS & SAUND'
Printed on verso, as part of a logo, which has been cropped.

'K Leopold / Belgium'
Handwritten in pencil on verso.

Dimensions

Height: 100 mm, Width: 62 mm

Descriptive line

Photograph by Hills & Saunders, a portrait of Leopold II of Belgium, albumen print, ca. 1860s

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Albumen process; Photography

Categories

Photographs; The Royal Photographic Society; Royalty; Portraits; Military; RPS Digitisation Project New

Collection

Royal Photographic Society Collection

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