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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

After Hippolyte Paul Delaroche (1797-1856)

'La Vierge & l'enfant-Jésus' 1857-58

Albumen print? | RCIN 2160831

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Photograph of a drawing by Paul Delaroche, completed in 1856. The work depicts the Virgin in full-length, seated in a chair and facing to the viewer. Her hands support the infant Christ, who stands on her lap raising both hands in blessing. It has been suggested that this is the last work created by Delaroche. It was intended as preparatory for a larger oil painting that never commenced.

  • Creator(s)

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

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

    Blessed Virgin Mary
    Jesus Christ
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs