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Albums compiled by Prince Albert, reflecting his beliefs surrounding photography

Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88)

Scene from King John, as represented at the Princess' Theatre 1852 c. 1854

Albumen print | 6.0 x 8.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2800649

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Photograph of a historical painting by Edward Henry Corbould of Act 3 scene 1 of Shakespeare's King John. The scene is set inside a tent with pennants and two large crosses by the entrance. The actor, Charles Kean is seen rising from his throne to address Queen Constance, played by Ellen Kean and Kate Terry as Prince Arthur who stand on the left. Alfred Wigan can be seen on the right.

The play was performed by Charles Kean's company at the Princess's Theatre in Oxford Street which Queen Victoria attended on four separate occasions. The play was also staged at Windsor Castle as a private performance. The original watercolour on which the photograph is based, was a gift to Queen Victoria from Prince Albert.    

  • Creator(s)

    Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88) (photographer)

    After Edward Henry Corbould (1815-1905) (artist)

  • 6.0 x 8.5 cm (image)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs