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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 - Ancient Series 1858

Albumen prints | 56.5 cm x 39.3 cm x 5.5 mm (book measurement (inventory)) | RCIN 2081348

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Album of photographs of paintings featured in the 1857 Art Treasures Exhibition held in Manchester. This volume contains 100 photographs (RCINs 2081349-2081448) of mostly paintings, by artists such as Raphael, Guido Reni, Holbein and Van Dyck, some miniatures and prints, as well as a photograph of the Cellini Shield. This is Volume One, the Ancient Series, and illustrates paintings by Old Masters, while Volume Two, the Modern Series (RCIN 2081449), shows paintings by contemporary masters.

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.

According to Gernsheim, the photographs by Caldesi and Montecchi were originally published in 5 volumes, each volume containing 50 salt prints and albumen prints, with printed captions. Late in 1858 the work was condensed into a 2 volume set of 100 photographs each, dedicated to HRH Prince Albert (Gernsheim, H. Incunabula of British Photographic Literature (1984), no.90, p.27).

  • Creator(s)

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

    Robert Howlett (1831-58) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    EXH: Art treasures exhibiton (1857 : Manchester)
  • 56.5 cm x 39.3 cm x 5.5 mm (book measurement (inventory))

    2 pages (scale)

  • Photographs of the "Gems of the Art Treasures Exhibition", Manchester, 1857. [Volume 1], Ancient series / by Signori Caldesi and Montecchi.

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
      • printed & manuscript material
        • books
          • book: half leather bound
            • book: half leather bound in morocco
              • book: half leather bound in brown morocco
          • book: all edges gilt
    Subject(s)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art
        • Paintings
          • Miniatures (paintings, oil/watercolour)

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Shield'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Children of Charles Ist'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Cosmo the Ist of Tuscany'

Robert Howlett (1831-58)

'Virgin and Child'

Robert Howlett (1831-58)

'SS. Peter and Dorothea'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'A Music Party'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Madonna and Child'; Small Cowper Madonna

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Madonna and Saints'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Adoration of the Magi'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Henry VIII'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Altar Piece'; The Adoration of the Kings

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)

'Madonna and Child'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Virgin in the clouds'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Female figure'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Madonna'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'The daughter of El Greco'; Lady in Fur Wrap

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Virgin and Child'

Robert Howlett (1831-58)

'The Baptism'

Robert Howlett (1831-58)

'Sir F. Drake'; Sir Henry Lee

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Virgin of the palm tree'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Virgin and child'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

Five miniatures

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Coronation of the Virgin'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'The Three Graces'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Don Carlos'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'The infant saviour'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

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

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Children'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Rubens and his wife'; Figures with Fruit and Game

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Sir Isaac Newton'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Girl with a Dove'

Robert Howlett (1831-58)

'Lady Grey- (Margaret Wootton)'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

Four miniatures

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Descent from the cross'; The Deposition

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'King Edward, at age of 6'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Cupid overcoming Pan'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Saints'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'A "Pieta"'; Lamentation over the dead Christ

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Lord Burleigh in the court of wards'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'J. Fletcher'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'The Misers'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'The saviour'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'The agony in the garden'

After Canaletto (Venice 1697-Venice 1768)

'Northumberland House'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Christ bearing the cross'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Self portrait'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Virgin and Child'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Madonna and child and St. John'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'The lace maker'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Portraits'; A Lady and Gentleman in Black

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'The Last Supper'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'La Vierge aux rochers'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'A snow scene'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'The infant Don B. Carlos'

Robert Howlett (1831-58)

'Snyder's wife'; Margareta de Vos

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'The Madonna and child and St. Joseph'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Queen Elizabeth going to Hunsdon'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Virgin and Child'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Sir H. Lee'

After a work previously attributed to Filippino Lippi (c. 1457-1504)

'The Virgin and Child'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'A young lady'

Robert Howlett (1831-58)

'Francis I'

Robert Howlett (1831-58)

'Lady M. Wortley Montagu'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'The Cardinal Infant Don F. of Austria'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Shore scene'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

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

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Girl and sleeping cavalier'; The Sleeping Cavalier

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Queen Mariana of Austria'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Charity'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'A. Pope'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Ecce Homo'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Rubens, by himself'; A Self-Portrait

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'St. John the Evangelist'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'The Good Shepherd'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Snyders'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Henry Duc of Guise'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'St Catherine'; Saint Catherine of Alexandria 

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'A "Pieta"'; Pietà

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Sir Robert Cecil'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Sir A. More'; Portrait of a Gentleman

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Holy Family'; The Manchester Madonna

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Christ and the Virgin'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Killigrew and Carew'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'The Assumption'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Venus and Cupid'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Parental advice'; A Singing Practice

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'St Peter and St John healing the lame man'

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'The Three Marys'; The Dead Christ Mourned