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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Roger Fenton (1819-69)

'Prince Alfred as Autumn'; Prince Alfred, later Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844-1900) dressed as Autumn 10 - 10 Feb 1854

Albumen print coloured with watercolour | 20.6 x 17 cm (image) | RCIN 2914261

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Photograph of a three-quarter length portrait of Prince Alfred, later Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844-1900) dressed as Bacchus, representative of the season of Autumn. Prince Arthur stands, facing slightly to the left. He leans on a support draped with leopard skin, placing his right arm on top of the support. He wears a wreath of grapes and leaves in his hair, a pink coloured shirt and leggings, a leopard skin tunic and a belt.

Prince Arthur is dressed for a performance of 'Tableaux of the Seasons'.
  • Creator(s)

    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    Carl Haag (1820-1915) (colourist)

    Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg & Gotha (1844-1900)
  • 20.6 x 17 cm (image)

  • Commissioned by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs