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After Ary Scheffer (1795-1858)

'Le Christ et Saint Jean' 1860

Albumen print? | RCIN 2865060

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Photograph of a work by Ary Scheffer, the prime version of which was created in the 1850s. The image depicts a bust-length portrait of St John resting his head on the Christ's right shoulder. The Christ is leaning his head towards the saint.

Ary 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