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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


'Cleopatra'; The Triumph of Cleopatra


Albumen print | 24.0 x 30.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2081548

Photograph of a painting of, or after, 'The Triumph of Cleopatra' by William Etty (1787-1849). The painting depicts Cleopatra seated on a boat. Groups of people stand on the boat, or on the bank to greet the ship. There are a group of angels, of putti, in the upper left corner.

At the time of the photograph, the painting was in the collection of Henry Du Pré Labouchère (1831-1912). 'The Triumph of Cleopatra' is now held by the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight.

  • Creator(s)

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

    After William Etty (1787-1849) (artist)

  • 24.0 x 30.5 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Vessels (marine)
          • Boats
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art
        • Paintings
          • Paintings-British school
    • Putti