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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


'Dawn of Christianity'; Flight of the Pagan Deities on the Dawn of Christianity


Albumen print | 19.6 x 34.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2081468

Photograph of the painting 'Flight of the Pagan Deities on the Dawn of Christianity' by Frederick Richard Pickersgill (1820-1900). The painting depicts a clothed woman carrying a child, possibly the Virgin Mary and Christ Child. Around the woman and child, groups of semi-naked individuals appear to flee the scene. There is an identification number in the lower left corner.  

  • Creator(s)

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

    After Frederick Richard Pickersgill (1820-1900) (artist)

  • 19.6 x 34.5 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Nymphs
        • Christianity
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Trees
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Mammals
            • Humans
              • Babies (human)