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After Hippolyte Paul Delaroche (1797-1856)

'La Cenci (première pensée du tableau)' 1857-58

Albumen print? | RCIN 2160804

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Photograph of a 1851 drawing by Paul Delaroche, perhaps drafted as preparatory for his painting La Cenci. The work depicts Beatrice Cenci (1577-99) in full-length, standing on a staircase at night. She wears a hooded cloak and holds a cross in both hands. She is surrounded by women wearing similar outfits and holding candles, apart from the leading figure who holds a prayer book.

  • Creator(s)

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

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Beatrice Cenci (1577-99)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert 

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs