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After Ary Scheffer (1795-1858)

'La Tempête' 1860

Albumen print? | RCIN 2865017

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Photograph of a work by Ary Scheffer, a 1820 version of which is now at the Musée de la Vie romantique, Paris (Inv. no. CSR P 7). Inspired by William Shakespeare's play the Tempest, the image is dominated by a male figure kneeling on one leg near the edge of a rugged clifftop. He gazes towards a sea storm to the right and places his right arm around a child's shoulders. A group of children and women accompany them.

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