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Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)

'A Plate. Murder of the Innocents' c. 1855

Albumen print? | RCIN 2864540

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Photograph of a faience dish created around 1540 and now in the collection of the Louvre, Paris (MR 2204). The work depicts the Massacre of the Innocents with armed soldiers attacking young children and wrestling with women who attempt to protect them. The scene takes place in an outdoor space within a city formed by narrow, domed buildings. The design was base on an engraving by Marcantonio Raimondi (c.1480–1534), after Raphael.

The work has been attributed to Orazio Fontana (c.1510 - 1576).

  • Creator(s)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68) (photographer)

    After Fontana, Orazio (potter)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs