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Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)

Albumen print? | RCIN 2864534

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Photograph of a painted enamel platter by Pierre Reymond (1513-84). Created in 1565 and now in the Musée d'art et d'archéologie in Guéret (2009.2.59), the dish bears painted decorations in grisaille on dark background. The main scene depicts the Last Supper with Christ and his apostles sitting at a round table with a lamb in the centre. St John dozes in Christ's arms, while on the opposite side sits Judas, holding a moneybag in his right hand. The outer rim is decorated with a frieze of satyrs, fauns and imaginary beasts pulling chariots.

For the platter's reverse please see photograph RCIN 2864545.

  • Creator(s)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68) (photographer)

    After Reymond, Pierre (enameller)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Life of Christ
            • Public Life of Christ
              • Last Supper