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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


'Camels in the Desert'; Halt in the Desert


Albumen print | 32.6 x 23.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2081530

Photograph of the painting 'A Halt in the Desert' by John Frederick Lewis (1804-76). The painting depicts a group of people and camels walking through a desert landscape. A man in the foreground has dismounted his camel and stands beside it.

  • Creator(s)

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

    After John Frederick Lewis (1804-76) (artist)

  • 32.6 x 23.5 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Mammals
            • Camels
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art
        • Paintings
          • Paintings-British school