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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Princess Alice as 'Spring' May 1854

Salted paper print | 16.6 x 13.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2900022

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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.
  • Creator(s)

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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse & by Rhine, consort of Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse & by Rhine (1843-78)
  • annotation: Princess Alice as Spring./ May 1854./ By Mr Fenton. [beneath work]
  • 16.6 x 13.5 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs