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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Entombment of the Virgin'; Dormition of the Virgin 1857

Albumen print | 9.8 x 18.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2081403

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Photograph of a painting of "Dormition of the Virgin," by Fra Angelico (c.1395-1455). The painting depicts the body of the Virgin Mary being lowered into a casket. A group of saints stand around the casket. In the background there appears to be a depiction of heaven and Christ.

At the time of the photograph, the painting was in the collection of William Fuller Maitland (1813-76). The painting, once part of a large altarpiece, is now in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia.

  • Creator(s)

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

    After Fra Angelico (c. 1400-1455) (artist)

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 9.8 x 18.5 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.3 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Life of the Virgin Mary
            • Entombment of the Virgin