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Albums compiled by Prince Albert, reflecting his beliefs surrounding photography

Roger Fenton (1819-69)

A Romance. No.3: 'Sealing the Covenant' 1854

Albumen print | 17.7 x 20.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2906165

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Photograph showing a young couple sitting together on a rustic seat, surrounded by shrubs and foliage. His right arm is around her shoulders as he kisses her forehead. She holds her hat on her lap. Two items by Fenton, entitled Photographic Romance, were shown at the exhibition of the Photographic Society in 1855. This series may be the work referred to. It may also be the only example of Fenton's achievements in this genre, although posed narrative sequences were popular with other photographers.
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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

  • 17.7 x 20.7 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Philosophy & Psychology
      • Psychology
        • Physical and Mental Activities
          • Kissing