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  • Place of origin:

    Clarence House (photographed)

  • Date:

    September 1950 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Beaton, Cecil (Sir), born 1904 - died 1980 (photographer)

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed to the Museum in 1987 by Eileen Hose, secretary to the photographer

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 914, box V

Place of Origin

Clarence House (photographed)


September 1950 (photographed)


Beaton, Cecil (Sir), born 1904 - died 1980 (photographer)


Width: 19.3 cm image, Height: 19 cm image, Width: 19.3 cm paper, Height: 19 cm paper

Descriptive line

Royal Portrait by Cecil Beaton (1904-1980). Photograph depicting Prince Charles, Clarence House, September 1950.

Labels and date

Prince Charles, Clarence House
September 1950

Prince Charles was at the stage when he was interested in everything: a live wire, he never flagged in energy, even when those around him were exhausted. One minute he was up on a window-sill, giving an unexpected treat to the passers-by below, pulling at the curtain cords; the next he was climbing on to the sofa to take the cigarettes out of a silver box; then he would be absorbed with interest in the working of his mother’s snapshot camera.
Cecil Beaton’s diary, September 1950

Gelatin silver print

Production Note

Cecil Beaton photographed members of the royal family from 1930-1979.




Photographs; Portraits; Royalty


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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