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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

After Hippolyte Paul Delaroche (1797-1856)

'Galilée' 1857-58

Albumen print? | RCIN 2160763

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Photograph of a painting by Paul Delaroche, created in 1834 and first shown at the Paris salon of the same year. This full-length portrait of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) depicts the Italian polymath seated at his desk facing to the left. His head rests on his right hand, whilst his left hand is placed on the desk. He balances an open book on his left knee. A telescope and a globe are visible on the desk.

  • Creator(s)

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

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

    Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Precision mechanisms & instruments
          • Telescopes
      • Home economics
        • The Home
          • Studies (rooms)
    • Geography
      • Globes