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Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Diana departing for the chase'; Diana and Her Nymphs Departing for the Hunt 1857

Albumen print | 20.8 x 24.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2081434

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Photograph of the painting 'Diana and Her Nymphs Departing for the Hunt' by the workshop of Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640). Diana stands in the foreground, carrying a spear and gazing at the viewer. Three dogs stand around her feet and she pats one of the dogs, on the left. Behind her are three nymphs, a satyr and an unidentifiable individual. One of the nymphs is being attacked by a satyr.

At the time of the photograph, the painting was in the collection of T. Baring. The painting is now held by The Cleveland Museum of Art.
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 20.8 x 24.7 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
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Diana (myth)
            • Nymphs
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Mythical creatures
            • Satyrs
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Dogs
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Spears