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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Roger Fenton (1819-69)

"The Prince of Wales as Winter"; Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII (1841-1910) dressed as Winter 10 - 10 Feb 1854

Albumen print hand-coloured with watercolour | 19.2 x 14.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2914262

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Photograph of a full length portrait of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII (1841-1910) standing, facing the camera. He places his right arm on a draped support. The Prince of Winter is dressed as winter and wears a white beard and wig, fur lined shirt, trousers and boots, a wide-brimmed hat and cloak. Fake snow has been attached to the hat and cloak.

The Prince of Wales is dressed for a performance of 'Tableaux of the Seasons', performed at Windsor Castle on 10 February 1854.
  • Creator(s)

    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    Carl Haag (1820-1915) (colourist)

    Subject(s)
    King Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1841-1910)
  • 19.2 x 14.1 cm (image)

  • Commissioned by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Earth sciences
        • Seasons
          • Winter