MALE COURT DANCERS, YOGYAKARTA KRATON C.1885, KASSIAN CÃ‰PHAS, ALBUMEN SILVER PHOTOGRAPH, 9.4 X 13.6 CM. NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA, CANBERRA – TAASA Review March 2014
In November 1857 Queen Victoria received a daguerreotype portrait of Mongkut â€“ now attributed to the Thai court photographer Luang Wisut Yothamather.
Being photographed was a political performance the King well understood.
He also sent a daguerreotype portrait of himself and Queen Debsirindra to President Franklin Pierce in 1856 as part of an exchange of gifts honouring the 1856 Harris Thai-American Treaty of Amity and Commerce...