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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

ROGER FENTON (1819-69)

Princess Louise and Albert Edward, Prince of Wales as 'Winter'

c.1880 after an original of 10 Feb 1854

Carbon print | 16.8 x 16.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2900035

Photograph of Princess Louise, later Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939) and Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII (1841-1910), seated together around a cauldron hanging from wooden supports, meaning to represent a fire. Princess Louise holds her hands out, pretending to warm herself from the fire. The Prince is dressed in a cape and hat and wears a long white beard and wig. The cape and hat are covered in fake snow. The Prince and Princess Louise are dressed as the embodiment of 'Winter' for the Tableaux of the Seasons, performed at Windsor Castle.
  • Creator(s)

    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    Subject(s)

    Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939)
    King Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1841-1910)
  • annotation:
    Princess Louise and The Prince of Wales/ as Winter in the Tableaux of the Seasons./ Windsor Castle 10 Feb: 1854./ By Mr Fenton. [beneath work]

  • 16.8 x 16.4 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs