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Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Adoration of the Magi' 1857

Albumen print | 15.6 x 13.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2081358

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Photograph of an engraving of the 'Adoration of the Magi'. The engraving depicts numerous people and animals. In the foreground, one of the three kings presents the Christ Child with a gift. The child is seated on the Virgin Mary's lap. The engraving is photographed in a frame. The frame features a series of medallions depicting various animals and mythological beasts, including a cat, rabbit and unicorn.

At the time of the photograph, the engraving was attributed to Maso Finiguerra (1426–1464). The work is now attributed to an unknown artist.

  • Creator(s)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 15.6 x 13.9 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 Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Horses