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Carl Haag (1820-1915)

Royal Children Tableaux: Helena 1854

RCIN 931943

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The royal children often performed plays and mounted tableaux for their parents. One such performance was arranged for the Queen and Prince Albert’s wedding anniversary in 1854. Here, the children pose around Princess Helena in a tableau illustrating James Thomson’s poem The Seasons. For the Queen’s birthday, Prince Albert commissioned this record. The text of the poems was illustrated with photographs by Roger Fenton coloured by Carl Haag.  

Presented to Queen Victoria by Prince Albert on her birthday, 24 May 1854

No. 164