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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


'Crossing the Brook'


Albumen print | 20.3 x 16.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2081510

Photograph of the painting 'Crossing the Brook' by Paul Falconer Poole (1807-79). The painting depicts a young woman trying to cross a stream, or brook, whilst holding a young child. She stands on a rock near the brook.

At the time of the photograph, the painting was in the collection of William Bashall. The painting is now held by the Bury Art Museum, near Manchester.  

  • Creator(s)

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

    After Paul Falconer Poole (1807-79) (artist)

  • 20.3 x 16.0 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Children
    • Places
      • Physiography
        • Streams
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art
        • Paintings
          • Paintings-British school