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Albums compiled by Prince Albert, reflecting his beliefs surrounding photography

After Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-73)

Photograph of the painting 'The First of May 1851' by Franz Xaver Winterhalter 1853-54

Albumen print | 9.0 x 10.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2800632

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Photograph of the painting 'The First of May 1851' by Franz Xaver Winterhalter. Queen Victoria supports the infant Prince Arthur, wrapped in drapery, who presents the Duke of Wellington with a bunch of lily of the valley; the Duke offers the Prince a jewelled casket. Behind stands Prince Albert, looking back to a landscape with the Crystal Palace in the distance.

  • Creator(s)

    After Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-73) (artist)

    William Bambridge (1810-79) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)
    Prince Albert, Prince Consort (1819-61)
    Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852)
    Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught (1850-1942)
  • 9.0 x 10.7 cm (image)

    17.6 x 13.2 cm (page dimensions)

  • From an album of photographs collected and arranged by Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs