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Leonida Caldesi (1823-91)

Princess Helena, Princess Louise and Princesses Clotilde and Amélie of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha c.1880 after an original of 14 Apr 1859

Carbon print | 14.2 x 18.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2900170

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Photograph of, from left to right, Princess Helena, Princess Clotilde, Princess Amélie and Princess Louise. Princesses Helena and Louise wear similar dresses, similarly, princesses Clotilde and Amélie wear similar dresses. The group are posed between various types of foliage arranged on either side of the makeshift studio.
  • Creator(s)

    Leonida Caldesi (1823-91) (photographer)

    Princess Helena (1846-1923)
    Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939)
    Princess Clotilde, Archduchess of Austria (1846-1927)
    Princess Amalie of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha (1848-94)
  • annotation: Princess Helena and Princess Louse/ with Princess Clotilde and Amelie of Saxe Coburg & Gotha/ April 14th 1859./ Caldesi [beneath work]
  • 14.2 x 18.6 cm (image)

    30.8 x 24.4 cm (whole object)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs