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ROGER FENTON (1819-69)

Victoria, Princess Royal and Prince Arthur as 'Summer'

c.1880 after an original of 10 Feb 1854

Carbon print | 12.8 x 15.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2900026

Photograph of Victoria, the Princess Royal, later Empress of Germany (1840-1901) reclining on cushions, her arms around the young Prince Arthur, later Duke of Connaught (1850-1942) who sits beside her. the Princess Royal wears a long, sleeveless gown, sandals and flowers in hair. Prince Arthur wears a short tunic and holds goblet in his right hand. The children are dressed as the embodiment of Summer for a Tableaux of the Seasons, performed at Windsor.
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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

  • The Princess Royal & Prince Arthur/ as Summer in the Tableaux of the Seasons./ Windsor Castle. 10 Feb: 1854./ By Mr Fenton.

  • 12.8 x 15.8 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert