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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Prince Alfred as 'Autumn' c.1880 copy of an original of 10 Feb 1854

Carbon print | 20.0 x 16.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2900029

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Photograph of a full length portrait of Prince Alfred, later Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844-1900) seated on a barrel, facing towards the camera. He holds up a goblet in his right hand and places his left hand on his thigh. He wears a leopard skin tunic and sandals over a light colour shirt and tights. He wears a wreath of grapes on his head. Prince Alfred is dressed as the embodiment of Autumn for the Tableaux of the Seasons, performed at Windsor Castle.
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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg & Gotha (1844-1900)
  • annotation: Prince Alfred/ as Autumn in the Tableaux of the Seasons./ Windsor Castle. 10 Feb: 1854./ By Mr Fenton. [beneath work]
  • 20.0 x 16.1 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

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        • photographs