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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 8 Feb 1854

Carbon print | 20.6 x 16.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2900028

Photograph of a three-quarter length portrait of Prince Alfred, later Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844-1900) standing, facing towards the camera. He leans on a plinth draped with cloth. He rests his cheek on his right hand. He wears a leopard skin tunic, gathered at the waist, over a light coloured shirt. 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.
  • Creator(s)

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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

  • Prince Alfred as Autumn,/ 8th Feb: 1854./ By Mr Fenton

  • 20.6 x 16.7 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert