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Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)

Enamelled roundel with battle scene c. 1855

Albumen print? | RCIN 2864536

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Photograph of a painted enamelled roundel (rondache) created in Limoges in the mid-sixteen century and now in the collection of the Louvre, Paris (MR 2520). Attributed to Pierre Pénicaud (c. 1515-90), the domed dish depicts a battle scene with horses and soldiers being trampled underfoot. In the foreground, a soldier on horseback holds up a billowing standard as he faces to the conflict raging behind.

  • Creator(s)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68) (photographer)

    After? Pierre Pénicaud (enameller)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • War operations
            • Battles