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Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)

'Portion of Votive Picture. Enamel by Léonard Limosin' c. 1855

Albumen print? | RCIN 2864513

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Photograph of a Limoges enamel plaque created in 1553 by Léonard Limosin (c.1506-1577), part of his Crucifixion retable for Saint-Chapelle, Paris (see RCIN 2864504). As with the rest of the retable, this fragment has been in the collection of the Louvre since 1816 (MR 208 1). It shows an angel in full-length, facing to the viewer and holding a whip in each hand. According to Christian traditions, Christ received thirty-nine lashes by the Romans and the whip consists an Instrument of Passion
  • Creator(s)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68) (photographer)

    After Limosin, Léonard (artist)

    Subject(s)
    François I, King of France (1494-1547)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Life of Christ
            • Passion of Christ
              • Instruments of the Passion