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Exhibitions and records of works of art

Prince Albert recognised the importance of photography to record and document notable exhibitions and works of art


'Alpine Mastiffs'; Alpine Mastiffs Reanimating a Distressed Traveller


Albumen print | 25.3 x 32.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2081523

Photograph of the painting 'Alpine Mastiffs Reanimating a Distressed Traveller' by Edwin Landseer (1802-73). The painting depicts two dogs, Alpine Mastiffs, standing over the body of an unconscious man. The man is partially covered in snow. The dog on the left licks the man's hand. On the right side of the painting, a group of people, presumably a rescue party, move towards the dogs.

  • Creator(s)

    Robert Howlett (1831-58)


    After Sir Edwin Landseer (1803-73) (artist)

  • 25.3 x 32.6 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Dogs
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Earth sciences
        • Meteorology
          • Snow
    • Places
      • Physiography
        • Mountains
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art
        • Paintings
          • Paintings-British school