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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

After William Bambridge (1810-79)

'The "Allies", Feby 10th 1856' c.1863-5

Albumen print | 6.4 x 6.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2373715

Photograph of a porcelain piece featuring a portrait of Prince Arthur, Princess Louise and Princess Helena, dressed as soldiers in a tableau of 'The Allies'. Prince Arthur, on the left, is dressed as an English soldier. Princess Louise, in the centre, appears to be dressed as a Vivandiere, a French term for a woman attached to a military regiment as sutlers or canteen-keepers. Princess Helena, on the right, is dressed as a French soldier. Behind the children is a landscape with distant sea and crescent moon. There is a rifle in the foreground, lying on the ground.

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

  • Creator(s)

    After William Bambridge (1810-79) (photographer)

    After Alfred Hichens Corbould (1821-74) (colourist)

    Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught (1850-1942)
    Princess Helena (1846-1923)
    Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939)
  • annotation: (15.)/ The Prince Consort's Writing Room/ East Side [upper mount]
    annotation: [above work] The "Allies," Feby 10th, 1856./ [below work] On China. 6 in x 6 in. [around photograph]
  • 6.4 x 6.0 cm (image)

    28.0 x 34.4 cm (mount)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)