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Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Portrait by, Rembrandt'; Portrait of a Lady Holding a Glove 1857

Albumen print | 17.6 x 15.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2081431

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Photograph of the painting 'Portrait of a Lady Holding a Glove' (c.1630s) by Rembrandt (1606-69) and his workshop. The painting portrays a half length portrait of a woman. She faces slightly to the left and looks at the viewer. She holds a glove in her left hand in front of her waist. She wears a large ruff, hair covering and embroidered dress with lace cuffs.

At the time of the photograph, the painting was in the collection of C. Maud. The painting is now in the collection of the National Gallery of Ireland.

  • Creator(s)

    Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67) (photographer)

  • 17.6 x 15.2 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.3 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Gloves
          • Ruffs (clothing)
        • Textile Fibres
          • Lace