El príncipe Alfred, duque de Edimburgo, en 1856.

Hermosa foto en tono melancólico del pequeño príncipe Alfred, duque de Edimburgo. Fue tomada por uno de los pioneros de la fotografía, Roger Fenton, quien luego fue considerado el primer fotógrafo de guerra al tomar imágenes de la guerra de Crimea en 1855. Esta fotografía forma parte de una serie de tomas de la familia real.

A través de Flickr:
By Roger Fenton

A photograph of Prince Alfred (1844-1900), taken by Roger Fenton (1819-1869) in 1856. Prince Alfred was the second son and fourth child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. He was the third Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha from 1893-1900.

Roger Fenton received several commissions to photograph members of the Royal Family, with whom he had a good relationship. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were both enthusiastic patrons of photography.

Roger Fenton was a founding member of the Royal Photographic Society and one of the most influential photographers of the 1850s. He is best known as one of the first war photographers, from his work in the Crimea in 1855. However, he also took many highly-regarded photographs of the Royal Family and the collections of the British Museum as well as many superb landscapes, architectural studies and still lifes.

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