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Photographs 1842-61

Albums compiled by Prince Albert, reflecting his beliefs surrounding photography


'The Emigrants last visit to their father's grave'

c. 1856

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

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.
  • Creator(s)

    After Carl Wilhelm Hübner (1814-79) (artist)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

  • 18.7 x 23.3 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert