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A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography

<P>The Prince and the Queen, 1854Salted paper print, hand colouredRoger Fenton—Royal Collection Trust&nbsp; © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2013</P>

The Prince and the Queen, 1854
Salted paper print, hand coloured
Roger Fenton—Royal Collection Trust 
© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2013

A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography
LOS ANGELES  •  J. Paul Getty Museum  •  Ongoing

Queen Victoria was about to turn twenty when the invention of the new medium of photography was announced—first in Paris by Louis-Jacques-Mande Daguerre, then in London by William Henry Fox Talbot—at the beginning of 1839. While the two processes were in fact different, they fundamentally changed how we see the world by recording it with a veracity that was unprecedented.

This exhibition explores the relationship between the new art form and the queen, whose passion for collecting photographs began in the 1840s. On display are rare daguerreotypes, private portraits of the Royal Family, and a selection of prints by early masters of photography.

J. Paul Getty Museum Website

Contact: J. Paul Getty Museum
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1687
Tel: (1) 310 440 73 00

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