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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Prince Arthur, later Duke of Connaught (1850-1942)

c.1880 after an original of 7 Apr 1859

Carbon print | 13.9 x 10.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2900165

Photograph of a full length portrait of Prince Arthur, later Duke of Connaught (1850-1942), standing, facing slightly towards the left. He looks towards the camera. He places his right arm on the back of a chair. The prince wears the costume of son of King Henry IV, featuring a hat, tunic with pointed collar and tights.

Prince Arthur is dressed for the Bal Costumé at Buckingham Palace.
  • Creator(s)

    Leonida Caldesi (1823-91) (photographer)

  • Prince Arthur/ in the costume of the son of King Henry 4th */ which he wore at the Bal Costumé at Buckingham Palace,/ April 7th 1859./ *(From the last scene of Richard 2nd at the Princefs's Theatre)

  • 13.9 x 10.3 cm (image)

    30.8 x 24.4 cm (whole object)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Toys and Decorations
          • Theatrical costumes