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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


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


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

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

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