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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Princess Helena and Princess Louise, Balmoral

Overview

Creator: Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)
Creation Date: 
1856
Materials: 
Albumen print
Dimensions: 
34.7 x 29.1 cm
RCIN 
2941852
Reference(s): 
C&C 10
Provenance: 
Commissioned by Queen Victoria
Description:

Photograph of Princess Helena and Princess Louise, seated outside together wearing identical outfits, including hats. Both look to front. Upturned stool in foreground.

The two princesses look straight at the camera in what is an unusually direct pose. Princess Helena (1846-1923) and Princess Louise (1848-1939) were the fifth and six children of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Princess Helena was herself a keen collector of photographs and compiled a number of albums commemorating her many visits to Balmoral

Text adapted from Roger Fenton – Julia Margaret Cameron: Early British photographs from the Royal Collection, London, 2010

Further details

Category: 
Photographs