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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Fifth and concluding Tableau of the Seasons 10 - 10 Feb 1854

Albumen print | 16.5 x 16.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2900038

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Photograph of, from left to right, Princess Alice as the embodiment of Spring, Prince Arthur and Victoria, the Princess Royal as the embodiment of Summer, Princess Helena as The Spirit Empress, Prince Alfred as the embodiment of Autumn and Princess Louise and Albert Edward, Prince of Wales as the embodiment of Winter. The children act out the concluding Tableau of the Seasons, performed at Windsor Castle.

Part of the photograph is out of focus. The caption describes the work as 'a Failure'.

  • Creator(s)

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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    King Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1841-1910)
    Empress Friedrich, German Empress and Queen of Prussia (1840-1901)
    Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse & by Rhine (1843-78)
    Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg & Gotha (1844-1900)
    Princess Helena (1846-1923)
    Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939)
    Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught (1850-1942)
  • annotation: Fifth and concluding Tableau of the Seasons./ Windsor Castle. 10 Feb: 1854. (a Failure.) [beneath work]
  • 16.5 x 16.7 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

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        • photographs