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Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)

'Interior of Enamelled Cup by Léonard Limosin' c. 1855

Albumen print? | RCIN 2864528

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Photograph of the inside of a sixteen-century footed dish or tazza from the collection of the Louvre, Paris (MR 2455). Painted in enamels on copper, the bowl depicts a scene based on Noah's sacrifice as described in the Book of Genesis. The flood subsided Noah is shown kneeling in prayer beside the pyre he lit to give thanks to God. Various animals can be seen around the altar. 

The work had been attributed to Léonard Limosin (c. 1505-77). 

  • Creator(s)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68) (photographer)

    After Limosin, Léonard (artist)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • Tableware
          • Tazzas