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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


'Benvenuto Cellini'; Benvenuto Cellini, Giving Instructions to His Assistant, Bernardino Manellini


Albumen print | 24.3 x 18.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2081531

Photograph of a painting of, or after, 'Benvenuto Cellini, Giving Instructions to His Assistant, Bernardino Manellini' by Solomon Alexander Hart (1806-81). The painting depicts Benvenuto Cellini (1500-71) showing an assistant a small sculpture. Cellini holds the sculpture in his right hand and holds a carving tool in his left. His assistant stands behind him, on the left, and peers over his shoulder at the sculpture.

  • Creator(s)

    Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67) (photographer)

    After Solomon Alexander Hart (1806-81) (artist)

  • 24.3 x 18.0 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

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      • Plastic arts
        • Sculpture
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          • Paintings-British school
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