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Albums compiled by Prince Albert, reflecting his beliefs surrounding photography

After Carl Wilhelm Hübner (1814-79)

'The Emigrants last visit to their father's grave' c. 1856

Salted paper print | 18.7 x 23.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2932738

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Photograph of a genre painting by Karl Wilhelm Hubner (1814-79) of a group of emigrants in a rural setting, featuring make-shift graves. At the centre of the composition are two female figures embracing, watched by a young girl standing on the left. In the foreground, on the left, a young woman kneels on the ground. A low wall runs down the right of the picture. A man leans on the wall, covering his eyes. A group of people approach the front of the composition, located in the background, on the right. The title indicates the group are saying a final farewell to their father's grave.