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Robert Howlett (1831-58)

Fresco by Consoni, in the Promenade Gallery, Buckingham Palace 1856

Albumen print | 10.5 x 24.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2101932

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Photograph of a fresco by Consoni depicting a scene of putti. On the far right a group of putti stand and sit around  a small fire. In the centre of the fresco, two putti shelter beneath a blanket. On the far left, two putti, both wearing winged helmets and situated in the sky surrounded by cliffs and clouds, blow wind from their mouths. Fresco located in the Promenade (East) Gallery, Buckingham Palace.
  • Creator(s)

    Robert Howlett (1831-58) (photographer)

    After Nicola Consoni (1814-84) (artist)

  • 10.5 x 24.6 cm (image)

    27.5 x 45.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Greater London [England]
              • London [Greater London]
                • City of Westminster
                  • Buckingham Palace
                    • East Gallery [Buckingham Palace]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art
        • Paintings
          • Frescoes
    • People
      • Putti
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Earth sciences
        • Meteorology
          • Weather
            • Wind
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Trees
      • Chemistry
        • Fires
          • Bonfires