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William Bambridge (1810-79)

Planting of the Prince Consort's Memorial Tree, Windsor Great Park Nov 1862

25.4 x 30.5 cm (whole object) | RCIN 2079331

Glass plate negative of the official ceremony of the planting of the Prince Consort's Memorial Tree, Windsor Great Park.

Among the attendees are Queen Victoria, Princess Alice of Hesse and Princess Alexandra of Denmark, Countess of Caledon, Prince Louis of Hesse, Prince Leopold, Princess Louise and Count Gleichen.

The glass plate negative has been photographed showing the coated side and therefore the image appears laterally reversed. A print from this negative exists in the Collection, RCIN 2927035.
  • Creator(s)

    William Bambridge (1810-79) (photographer)

    Previously attributed to Unknown Person (photographer)

    Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse & by Rhine (1843-78)
    Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom (1844-1925)
    Jane Alexander, Countess of Caledon (1825-88)
    Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine (1837-92)
    Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany (1853-84)
    Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939)
    Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)
    Prince Victor of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Count Gleichen (1833-91)
  • 25.4 x 30.5 cm (whole object)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
          • negatives
            • glass plate negatives