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Albums compiled by Prince Albert, reflecting his beliefs surrounding photography

Roger Fenton (1819-69)

'Prince Alfred and the Prince of Wales with their tutor, Mr. Gibbs' 8 - 8 Feb 1854

Albumen print | 17.5 x 16.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2905991

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Photograph of a full length group portrait of Prince Alfred, later the Duke of Saxe Coburg and Gotha (1844-1900), the princes's tutor Mr Frederick Gibbs (d.1898) and Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII (1841-1910). Prince Alfred, on the left, half sits on a draped pedestal beside Gibbs. He gazes up at his tutor. Gibbs is seated on the pedestal, his left leg crossed over his right. He holds the shoulder and arms of the Prince of Wales and gazes to left, away from the camera. The Prince of Wales stands on the right, facing slightly to the left. He holds a cane in his left hand. The Princes wears matching outfits. There is a top hat on the floor, on the far left side of the photograph. 
  • Creator(s)

    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    King Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1841-1910)
    Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg & Gotha (1844-1900)
    Frederick Waymouth Gibbs (1821-98)
  • 17.5 x 16.2 cm (image)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Social sciences
      • Education
        • Teachers