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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

ROGER FENTON (1819-69)

Princess Alice as 'Spring'

c.1880 copy of an original of May 1854

Carbon print | 6.4 x 8.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2900023

Photograph of a full length portrait of Princess Alice, later Grand Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine (1843-78) reclining, facing towards the camera and gazing to the right. She leans her head on her right hand. She wears flowers in her hair. Princess Alice is dressed as the embodiment of Spring for a Tableaux of the Seasons.
  • Creator(s)

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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

  • Princess Alice as Spring./ May 1854./ By Mr Fenton.

  • 6.4 x 8.6 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert