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Comte de Montizon 
Obaysch the Hippopotamus, London Zoo 
[London Zoo] 
1852 
  
Salt print 
11.4 x 14.7 cm 
  
Royal Photograph Collection 
The Royal Collection 2010, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, RCIN 2905523 
  
 
LL/38860 
  
This photograph was included in the exhibition Victoria & Albert: Art & Love at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, until 31 October 2010.
 
Probably acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1854, following the Photographic Society Exhibition, London.
 
In 2010 this photograph was uploaded to flickr by The British Monarchy.
 
The text on the Royal Collection website (www.royalcollection.org.uk) describes this Daguerreotype (Accesssed: 6 Aug 2010):
 
Montizon, the younger son of the pretender to the Spanish throne, produced over forty different studies of animals at London Zoo during the 1850s. The hippopotamus had been presented by the Viceroy of Egypt to the British Consul in 1850. At London Zoo he became an instant visitor attraction.
 
For another copy - George Eastman House: Accession Number: 1977:0742:0004 
 

 
  
 
  
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