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André Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri
8.70 x 5.30 cm
National Galleries of Scotland
Courtesy of the National Galleries of Scotland, Presented by Mrs. E. Murray 1991 (PGP 276)
Disdéri exploited his close connections with the highest ranks of the French Government to build up a spectacular business, processing at its peak up to 200 sitters a day. Here we see Napoleon I's nephew Napoleon Joseph Charles Paul Bonaparte (1822-91), commonly known as Prince Napoleon. He became a pretender to the throne after Napoleon III's only son died in 1879.