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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Christ and the Virgin' 1857

Albumen print | 21.4 x 24.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2081441

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Photograph of a painting of the Virgin Mary gazing at a sleeping Christ Child. The Virgin Mary holds her hands together in prayer. The painting is photographed in its frame, which features ornate decoration.

At the time of the photograph, the painting was attributed to Guido Reni (1575-1642).

  • Creator(s)

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

    After a work previously attributed to Guido Reni (Bologna 1575-Bologna 1642) (artist)

    Subject(s)
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 21.4 x 24.5 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.3 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child