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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Jacob and Rachel'; The Meeting of Jacob and Rachel 1857

Albumen print | 15.0 x 19.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2081546

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Photograph of the painting 'The Meeting of Jacob and Rachel' by William Dyce (1806-64). The painting depicts a man, Jacob, and a woman, Rachel, shown in three-quarter length. The man extends his left arm and places it around the woman's neck. He holds her right hand with his left hand, and holds it against his chest. There is a herd of sheep in the background.

At the time of the photograph, the painting was in the collection of W. Bower. The painting is now held by the
Leicester Arts and Museums Service.

  • Creator(s)

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

    After William Dyce (1806-64) (artist)

  • 15.0 x 19.0 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Sheep
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Trees
            • Palm trees