ROGER FENTON: ALBERT EDWARD, PRINCE OF WALES, posing as a hunter, 1854
A rare and charming vintage aluminized salt print from Roger Fenton, February 8, 1854.
Description: Portrait of the Prince of Wales, posing as a hunter, loading the little rifle. A powder flask is visible too.
Charming and very rare Portrait of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII.
Albumenized salt print, 20,2 x 10,8 cm
Faded, some light surface rubbing, traces of previous mounting on the verso, some small dark spots from early retouching. Otherwise in good condition.
This lot includes a later official copy of the original print. This silver gelatine print is made by Vernon Kirk Armitage, Fenton's brother-in-law, as a coronation gift to King Edward VII. In addition to the copy gifted to the king, six copies were distributed to members of the Armitage and Fenton families.
Silver galantine print: ca. 15 x 11 cm (some mirroring)
Oblong cardboard ca. 19 x 27 cm
Literature: more information about this photographic session with Roger Fenton can be found in:
Anne Lyden, A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography, 2014.
Roger Taylor in: All The Mighty World, The Photographs of Roger Fenton, 1852-1860, Yale University Press, 2004 (p. 76-77)
Hans P. Kraus, Jr.: Roger Fenton A Family Album, Sun Pictures catalogue 14, 2005 (p. 100 photo 49, another print from this photoshoot)
A print of this image is also in the Royal Collection Trust.
Provenance: private Dutch collection, Bassenge