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Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'King Edward, at age of 6' 1857

Albumen print | 19.2 x 13.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2081388

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Photograph of a painting of Prince Edward, later King Edward VI (1537-53), aged 6, by Hans Holbein the Younger (1497-1543). Prince Edward is depicted half length, facing the viewer. His right hand is raised in a gesture of blessing and he holds a sceptre in his left hand. The painting is photographed in its frame. A metal plaque at the bottom of the frame states 'Holbein' and there is an identification number on the lower left corner.

The painting was lent to the 1857 Manchester Exhibition by Charles Anderson Worsley Anderson-Pelham, 2nd Earl of Yarborough (1809-62). The painting is now in the collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

  • Creator(s)

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

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    After Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/8-1543) (artist)

    Edward VI, King of England (1537-53)
  • 19.2 x 13.8 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.3 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    • People
      • Children