[Empress Eugénie and the Prince Imperial]

Attributed to François-Benjamin-Maria Delessert French
Possibly by Louise Deglane French

Not on view

An intimate-rather than official-portrait, this photograph is by an aristocratic amateur photographer who had access to the imperial court. Like his cousin Édouard, seen at the far left in Olympe Aguado's Presentation of the Prince Imperial (2005.100.175), Benjamin Delessert probably learned photography in the studio of Gustave LeGray.

[Empress Eugénie and the Prince Imperial], Attributed to François-Benjamin-Maria Delessert (French, 1817–1868), Albumen silver print from glass negative

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