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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

After Hippolyte Paul Delaroche (1797-1856)

'Jeanne d'Arc' 1857-58

Albumen prints? | RCIN 2160750

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Photograph of a painting by Paul Delaroche, created in 1824 and now in the collection of the Musèe des beaux-arts de Rouen (Inv. no. 982.6.1). The image depicts a handcuffed Joan of Arc (1412-1431) reclining on the bed of her prison cell. Her hands are clasped in prayer as she is being interrogated by Henry Beaufort, Cardinal of Winchester (1375-1447). Beaufort is seated in an armchair beside Joan on the left. He looks intensely at her and points his left hand downwards as a threat of eternal damnation. A male figure stands in the background capturing the live testimony with a reed pen and notebook.  

  • Creator(s)

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

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

    Joan of Arc (1412-31)
    Henry Beaufort, Bishop of Winchester (c. 1375-1447)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert 

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs