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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

After Hippolyte Paul Delaroche (1797-1856)

'Carton de l'hemicycle (côté gauche)' 1857-58

Albumen print? | RCIN 2160774

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Photograph of a cartoon by Paul Delaroche, created around 1837 as preparatory for the left side of his monumental mural in the Hemicycle of the École des Beaux Arts, Paris. The work depicts a crowd of more that thirty male painters, sculptors and architects of various ages in conversation. Including Donatello, Velazquez and Rembrandt, the artists are assembled in groups around an elevation of two steps.

  • Creator(s)

    After Hippolyte Paul Delaroche (1797-1856) (artist)

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • People
      • Artists
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art
        • Drawings
          • Cartoons