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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

'Princess Helena and Princess Louise as Clermont and Louison'; Princess Christian of Schleswig Holstein (1846-1923) and Princess Louise, later the Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939) in fancy dress Jan 1854

Albumen print | 18.0 x 14.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2905987

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Photograph of a full length double portrait of Princess Helena, later Princess Christian of Schleswig Holstein (1846-1923) and Princess Louise, later the Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939) standing, facing the camera. Princess Helena stands on the left and is dressed in 18th-century gentleman's costume and wig. On the right stands Princess Louise, wearing a bonnet and dress and carrying a basket of flowers in her right hand. The princesses are dressed for a performance of  'Les deux petits Savoyards' at Windsor. Princess Helena played Clermont and Princess Louise played Louison.
  • Creator(s)

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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939)
    Princess Helena (1846-1923)
  • 18.0 x 14.5 cm (image)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Costume & National dress
          • History of costume
            • Costume-18C