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Comte de Montizon
Obaysch the Hippopotamus, London Zoo
11.4 x 14.7 cm
Royal Photograph Collection
The Royal Collection ® 2010, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, RCIN 2905523
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