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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Final and concluding of Tableau of the Seasons 10 Feb 1854

Salted paper print | 16.8 x 16.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2900037

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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.
  • Creator(s)

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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    King Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1841-1910)
    Empress Friedrich, consort of Friedrich III, Emperor of Germany & King of Prussia (1840-1901)
    Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse & by Rhine, consort of Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse & by Rhine (1843-78)
    Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg & Gotha (1844-1900)
    Princess Helena, consort of Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (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./ Princess Alice, Princess Royal, Princess Helena, Princess Louise & Prince of Wales/ Prince Arthur, Prince Alfred./ Windsor Castle. 10 Feb: 1854./ By Mr Fenton [beneath work]
  • 16.8 x 16.9 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
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        • photographs