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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

After Hippolyte Paul Delaroche (1797-1856)

'Épisode d'un naufrage' 1857-58

Albumen print? | RCIN 2160793

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Photograph of a drawing by Delaroche, created around 1848. The work depicts a large wave, the crest of which is dominated by a capsized boat. Three men surround the vessel in an attempt to stay afloat. Additional waves are crashing on the shore in the background, from where an alarmed crowd is watching the shipwreck scene. A lighthouse can be seen in the far right.

  • Creator(s)

    After Hippolyte Paul Delaroche (1797-1856) (artist)

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Communication and transport
        • Accidents
          • Shipwrecks
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Secular architecture
          • Lighthouses
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Earth sciences
        • Meteorology
          • Storms