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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


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


Salted paper print | 17.7 x 15.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2900255

Photograph of the young Prince Arthur, late Duke of Connaught (1850-1942), bare-chested, with his head leaning on his right hand and his left arm resting on cushion in front of him.

Prince Arthur was born at Buckingham Palace on 1 May 1850. He was the seventh child and third son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and enjoyed a long life of distinguished military and public service. In this photograph, taken by Caldesi in 1857, the Prince has adopted a pose reminiscent of the two putti in Raphael's 'Sistine Madonna'.
  • Creator(s)

    Leonida Caldesi (1823-91) (photographer)

  • Prince Arthur/ 1957/ By Caldesi

  • 17.7 x 15.1 cm (image)

    31.0 x 24.7 cm (whole object)

  • Prince Arthur, 1857 [in Portraits of Royal Children Vol.2 1855-1858]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert