'The Hippopotamus at the Zoological Gardens, Regents Park', London, 1852.

Montizon, Count de (Juan Carlos Maria Isidro de Borbon)

'The Hippopotamus at the Zoological Gardens, Regents Park', London, 1852.
3 8 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 30cm

Description

Salted paper print, wet collodion negative using double lens, instant exposure. Photograph by the Count de Montizon (Juan Carlos Maria Isidro de BorbOn) (1822-1887), of a snoozing hippo at London Zoo. The hippopotamus was captured in August 1849, on the banks of the White Nile and sent over to Queen Victoria by the Egyptian Pasha. The photograph is taken from the animal's point of view, as if from inside the cage.

Image Details

© Royal Photographic Society/National Museum of Science & Media/Science & Society Picture Library

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