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'Prince Arthur and Prince Leopold in the costume of the sons of King Henry Ivth
1859, 7 April
Albumen print, hand-coloured with watercolour
10.3 x 8.1 cm (image)
The Royal Collection
Hand-coloured photograph of a full length double portrait of Prince Arthur, later Duke of Connaught (1850-1942) and Prince Leopold (1853-84), in the costume of the sons of King Henry IV (in the play of Richard II), which they wore at the bal costumé, 7 April 1859. Prince Arthur is seated . He holds a book with his brother, who stands. The fancy dress ball was held to celebrate Prince Leopold's sixth birthday, and was attended by children between the ages of 6 and 14.