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Albert and Victoria’s collection shows photographers’ working methods

After Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII (1841-1910) dressed as Winter 1854c. 1860

RCIN 2082451

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Glass plate negative showing a photograph of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (1841-1910) placed under a sheet perforated with round apertures of various sizes. The prince's head can be seen though one of the apertures, indicating the photographer's intention to isolate that area for future usage. 

The portrait was taken by Roger Fenton (1819-69) in 1854 and depicts the prince in full-length, dressed as 'Winter' for a performance of 'Tableaux of the Seasons' performed in Windsor Castle on 10 February 1854. Prints from this negative exist in the Collection (e.g. RCIN 2905998).

The glass plate negative has been photographed showing the coated side and therefore the image appears laterally reversed. 

  • Creator(s)

    After Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    King Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1841-1910)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

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