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Albums compiled by Prince Albert, reflecting his beliefs surrounding photography

Roger Fenton (1819-69)

'Princess Alice as Spring' May 1854

Albumen print | 14.2 x 9.6 cm (whole object) | RCIN 2800667

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Photograph of a full length portrait of Princess Alice, later the Grand Duchess of Hesse and Rhine (1843-78). Princess Alice faces the camera on a slight angle. She looks to the left, away from the camera. Princess Alice is dressed as spring and wears a costume consisting of a flower headband, light colour shirt, dark colour waist jacket, light colour sash, dark colour apron, light colour skirt and light colour shoes with dark ribbons and decoration. She holds a posy in her right hand and a basket of flowers in her left. She poses against a light colour sheet backdrop.  
  • Creator(s)

    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse & by Rhine (1843-78)
  • 14.2 x 9.6 cm (whole object)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Costume & National dress
          • Allegorical Costume