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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

After Ary Scheffer (1795-1858)

'La Famille du marin' 1860

Albumen print? | RCIN 2865012

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Photograph of a work by Ary Scheffer, a 1826 version of which is now in the collection of Musée de la Vie romantique, Paris (Ivn. no. 91.2). The image depicts a barefoot sailor's wife in hat and cloak. She sits on a rock and faces to the right. A child and a baby are held in her arms.

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)

  • Acquire by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs