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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

After Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Victoria, the Princess Royal and Prince Arthur as 'Summer' 1854

Carbon print | 9.8 x 11.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2900025

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Photograph of a full length double portrait of Victoria, the Princess Royal, later Empress of Germany (1840-1901) and Prince Arthur, later Duke of Connaught (1850-1942). The Princess Royal reclines on cushions. She holds a sickle in her right hand and raises her left hand to her head. She gazes upwards. Prince Arthur lies beside her, seemingly asleep. He wears a short tunic and there is a bundle of twigs to his right. The children are dressed as the embodiment of Summer for a Tableaux of the Seasons performed at Windsor.
  • Creator(s)

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    After Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    William Bambridge (1810-79) (photographer)

    Empress Friedrich, German Empress and Queen of Prussia (1840-1901)
    Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught (1850-1942)
  • 9.8 x 11.8 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs