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Prince Arthur

Prince Arthur

A carte-de-visite portrait of Prince Arthur (1850-1942), 7th child and 3rd son of Queen Victoria, created Duke of Connaught and Strathearn in 1874.

Prince Arthur was easily Victoria’s favourite child, and never caused her the concern that his elder brothers did. She ‘adored little Arthur from the day of his birth’, she once told his governor. ‘He has never given us a day’s sorrow or trouble.’ She once confided in his father that he was ‘dearer than any of the others put together.’

Photographed by Robert Bingham of 58, rue de la Rochefoucauld, Paris.

Of British origin, Robert J. Bingham (1825-1870) established himself as a photographer in Paris in the middle of the 1850s. His backplate rather inaccurately claims that he was ‘the inventor of the collodion process’. On his death in 1870, the studio was taken over by Ferrier et Lecadre.


Code: 124057
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