Original Photograph of Zulu King Cetshwayo kaMpande Taken During Captivity in Cape Town
Original cdv of King Cetshwayo kaMpande, photographed during his captivity in Cape Town. This is typical of the more authentic images of the King produced to satisfy the British public at the time of the King's visit to London in 1882. Often the negative was retouched by photographers to add more commercial elements - in this case the smoking cap which the King was apparently wearing when photographed has been retouched to represent hat. No photographers mark on back, slightly faded image, otherwise good condition.