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Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Female figure' 1857

Albumen print | 25.5 x 20.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2081366

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Photograph of a painting by Paris Bordone (1500-71) of a three-quarter length portrait of a standing woman. The woman faces a quarter to the left and gazes upwards, to the right. She wears a hairpiece, pearl necklace and a dress that falls to her waist, revealing her breasts. She holds a rose in her right hand. In the lower left corner is part of a number, likely attached to the painting's frame.

The painting, commonly titled 'Portrait of a Woman with a Rose' is now held in The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Russia.

  • Creator(s)

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

    After Paris Bordone (Treviso 1500-Venice 1571) (artist)

  • 25.5 x 20.6 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.3 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums