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Princess Helena as 'The Spirit Empress'

10 Feb 1854

Carbon print | 10.3 x 9.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2900036

Photograph of a full length portrait of Princess Helena (1846-1923) standing, facing towards the camera. She wears a long, light coloured gown with long sleeves and high necklace. She wears a crown and veil and holds a cross. Princess Helena is dressed as 'The Spirit Empress' in the concluding Tableau of the Seasons, performed at Windsor Castle.
  • Creator(s)

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    After Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    William Bambridge (1820-79) (photographer)

  • Princess Helena/ as The Spirit Empress in the concluding/ Tableau of the Seasons./ Windsor Castle. 10. Feb: 1854./ Reduced by Mr Bambridge from Mr Fenton.

  • 10.3 x 9.7 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert