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After Hippolyte Paul Delaroche (1797-1856)

'La Cenci' 1857-58

Albumen print? | RCIN 2160822

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Photograph of a painting by Paul Delaroche, completed in 1855. The work depicts three nuns holding lit candles against a brick wall at night. Facing to the left, they lead two veiled women, Beatrice Cenci (1577-99) and her mother, each holding a cross in bounds hands. Behind them stands a fourth nun who reads aloud from a prayer book held in her right hand. A man observes the scene from an arched doorway in the background, to the right.

  • Creator(s)

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

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religious orders
          • Nuns
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • Furniture & accessories
          • Furnishings
            • Lighting Devices
              • Candles