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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

Photographs of the "Gems of the Art Treasures Exhibition," Manchester, 1857 1857

Leather and cloth bound album | 38.7 x 36.5 x 2.7 cm (album) | RCIN 2372817

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Leather and cloth bound album of photographs (RCINs 2372817-2372834) illustrating "Gems of the Art Treasures Exhibition" held in Manchester. The album inlcudes photographs of paintings, minatures and decorative arts objects from the Royal Collection and private collections.

The Art Treasures exhibition in Manchester mounted during the summer of 1857 was the first large public exhibition of works of art from private collections in England, and included many works lent by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Colnaghi & Co. : 13/14, Pall Mall East. (publisher)

    T Agnew & Sons : Manchester (print seller)

    Robert Howlett (1831-58) (photographer)

  • 38.7 x 36.5 x 2.7 cm (album)

  • Presented to Prince Albert by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi and Thomas Agnew & Sons

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Greater Manchester [England]
              • Manchester [Greater Manchester]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art
        • Paintings

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Shield, by B Celini'

After Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641)

'Children of Charles Ist'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Sir H. Guildford'; Sir Henry Guildford (1489-1532)

After a work by a follower of Marinus van Reymerswaele (c. 1490-c. 1567)

'The Misers'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Portrait of his first wife'; Portrait of a woman

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Rubens, by himself'; A Self-Portrait

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'The Mock Election'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Henry VIII'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'James IV'; The Trinity Altarpiece

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'The Queen of James IV'; The Trinity Altarpiece

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

Five miniatures

Robert Howlett (1831-58)

'Francis I'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)


Robert Howlett (1831-58)

'Sea Coast'