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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Cupid overcoming Pan' 1857

Albumen print | 13.4 x 19.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2081389

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Photograph of a painting depicting a mythological scene. On the right, Cupid is shown wrestling with Pan. Two nude females figures are seated on the left. The scene takes place in a lush landscape setting. The corner of an inventory number can be seen in the lower right corner.

At the time of the photograph, the painting was attributed to Agostino Carracci (1557-1602).

  • Creator(s)

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

  • 13.4 x 19.5 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.3 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Cupid
            • Pan (myth)