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Exhibitions and records of works of art

Prince Albert recognised the importance of photography to record and document notable exhibitions and works of art


'Grégoire XVI'


Albumen print? | RCIN 2160785

Photograph of a painting by Paul Delaroche, created in 1844 and now in the collection of the Château de Versailles (Inv. no. MV 4835). This three-quarter length portrait of Gregory XVI (1765-1846) depicts the pope seated in an armchair facing the viewer. He turns his head slightly to the left and gazes ahead. He wears skull cap and a winter mozzetta trimmed with fur over a laced rochet.

  • Creator(s)

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

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert