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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Princess Alice as 'Spring' c.1880 copy of an original of 10 Feb 1854

Salted paper print | 18.7 x 14.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2900024

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Photograph of a full length portrait of Princess Alice s, later Grand Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine (1843-78), standing, facing towards the camera. She carries a basket of flowers in her left hand and wears flowers in her hair. Princess Alice is dressed as the embodiment of Spring for a Tableaux of the Seasons performed at Windsor.

  • Creator(s)

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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse & by Rhine (1843-78)
  • annotation: Princess Alice./ as Spring in the Tableaux of the Seasons./ Windsor Castle. 10 Feb. 1854./ By Mr Fenton. [beneath work]
  • 18.7 x 14.4 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
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        • photographs