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Fine unsigned Tableau Vivant representing 'A Japanese Family' by Hughes & Mullins, (Duke of Connaught, 1850-1942, Son of Queen Victoria, Governor General of Canada) with his wife LOUISE MARGARET (Alexandra Victoria, 1860-1917, Daughter of Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia, Duchess of Connaught) and their daughters MARGARET (1882-1920, Princess of Connaught, 'Daisy', Crown Princess of Sweden) & PATRICIA (Princess of Connaught, 1886-1974, 'Patsy', later Lady Patricia Ramsay) & son ARTHUR (1883-1938, Major General)] by [ARTHUR - from Sophie Dupre and Biblio.com

Fine unsigned Tableau Vivant representing 'A Japanese Family' by Hughes & Mullins, (Duke of Connaught, 1850-1942, Son of Queen Victoria, Governor General of Canada) with his wife LOUISE MARGARET (Alexandra Victoria, 1860-1917, Daughter of Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia, Duchess of Connaught) and their daughters MARGARET (1882-1920, Princess of Connaught, 'Daisy', Crown Princess of Sweden) & PATRICIA (Princess of Connaught, 1886-1974, 'Patsy', later Lady Patricia Ramsay) & son ARTHUR (1883-1938, Major General)]

by [ARTHUR

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showing the family dresed in Japanese costume, the Duke and Duchess are standing and the Duchess is holding a parasol, the children are seated and standing next to them, stamped 'carbon print' on the verso, 10" x 8", no place, (Osborne, Isle of Wight) no date, circa There is a copy of this photo at Osborne. The practice of the Household performing tableau vivants over the New Year was revived some time after the death of the Prince Consort. There were normally several scenes, each representing a letter or word, followed by a final scene depicting the entire word. The Tableau often reproduced paintings - a particularly successful one being 'La Rixe' (The Brawl) after the painting by E. Meissonier which had been given to the Prince Consort in 1856. The scene was a quarrel in a tavern which Queen Victoria considered 'a truthful presentation of the picture'. They were not always so well received - a biblical tableau of Naomi and Ruth in 1888 was described by the Queen as 'not quite so successful as it might have been, owing to the ladies getting the giggles and shaking'. The Tableau Vivant photo is an unusual form of photography, which Queen Victoria had a passion for from the 1850s. This is one of the later ones which are more difficult to find as the majority of them have remained in Royal Collections. Princesses Helena Victoria and Marie Louise spent much of their year revolved around the Queen, which dates the picture to 1889 as the Princess Marie Louise was married to a German Prince the following year. The marriage did not prove happy and the Queen sent her an open telegram ordering her 'home to me'. From the collection of Lady Patricia Ramsay, daughter of the Duke of Connaught.
  • Bookseller: Sophie Dupre GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 23738
  • Title: Fine unsigned Tableau Vivant representing 'A Japanese Family' by Hughes & Mullins, (Duke of Connaught, 1850-1942, Son of Queen Victoria, Governor General of Canada) with his wife LOUISE MARGARET (Alexandra Victoria, 1860-1917, Daughter of Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia, Duchess of Connaught) and their daughters MARGARET (1882-1920, Princess of Connaught, 'Daisy', Crown Princess of Sweden) & PATRICIA (Princess of Connaught, 1886-1974, 'Patsy', later Lady Patricia Ramsay) & son ARTHUR (1883-1938, Major General)]
  • Author: [ARTHUR
  • Book condition: Used
  • Keywords: Royalty


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