Mobile menu
Welcome back to the royal residences. Find out more about our measures to keep you safe.

Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

After Ary Scheffer (1795-1858)

'Hébé' 1860

Albumen print? | RCIN 2865051

Your share link is...


A photograph of a work by Ary Scheffer, the prime version of which was created around 1849. The image depicts the ancient Greek goddess Hebe in full-length, semi-draped and leaning against a cloud. She holds a chalice in right hand and an ewer in left hand, whilst gazing at an eagle (Jupiter) that perches on top of a cloud, to the right.

Ary Scheffer (and his studio) continued throughout his life to produce new works of old compositions on demand. His paintings were also widely reproduced as etchings.

  • Creator(s)

    After Ary Scheffer (1795-1858) (artist)

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Jupiter (myth)
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Birds
            • Birds of prey
              • Eagles