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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 copy of an original of 10 Feb 1854

Carbon print | 16.5 x 12.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2900030

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Photograph of a full length portrait of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII (1841-1910) seated, facing a quarter to the left. He looks towards the right. He holds an axe in his right hand and a pair of skates in his left hand. He wears a long white beard and hair, a cape and hat. Fake snow has been applied to his hat and cape. 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 in the Tableaux of the Seasons./ Windsor Castle, 10 Feb: 1854./ By Mr Fenton. [beneath work]
  • 16.5 x 12.8 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

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        • photographs