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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Albert Edward, Prince of Wales as "Winter" c.1880 after an original of 8 Feb 1854

Carbon print | 19.8 x 15.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2900031

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Photograph of a full length portrait of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII (1841-1910) standing, facing towards the camera. He rests his right arm on a high table, draped with material. He wears a long white beard and wig, a hat and a cape. The hat and cape are covered in fake snow. The Prince is dressed as the embodiment of 'Winter' for the Tableaux of the Seasons, performed at Windsor Castle.
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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    King Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1841-1910)
    Family of Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom
  • annotation: The Prince of Wales as Winter./ Windsor. 8th Feb: 1854./ By Mr. Fenton. [beneath work]
  • 19.8 x 15.0 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

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        • photographs