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Exhibitions and records of works of art

Prince Albert recognised the importance of photography to record and document notable exhibitions and works of art


'Princes Arthur and Leopold'


Albumen print | 5.9 x 4.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2373717

Photograph or a porcelain work featuring a portrait of Prince Arthur, later Duke of Connaught (1850-1942) and Prince Leopold  later Duke of Albany(1853-84). The young princes wear costumes of the sons of King Henry IV (in the play of Richard II), which they wore at the bal costumé, 7 April 1859. 

Photograph is from a folder of photographs of paintings and artworks displayed in Prince Albert's (1819-61) rooms. This object was displayed in Prince Albert's writing room, on the east side.

  • Creator(s)

    After Leonida Caldesi (1823-91) (photographer)

  • (15.)/ The Prince Consort's Writing Room/ East Side

    [above work] Princes Arthur and Leopold./ [below work] April 7th 1859./ On China. 4 in x 3 in.

  • 5.9 x 4.2 cm (image)

    28.0 x 34.4 cm (mount)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Subject(s)
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Costume & National dress
          • Swiss national costume
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Toys and Decorations
          • Theatrical costumes
            • Costume-Fancy Dress
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Entertainment
        • Balls (dancing)