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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

After Ary Scheffer (1795-1858)

'Le Christ au Roseau' 1860

Albumen print? | RCIN 2865061

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Photograph of a work by Ary Scheffer, a 1857 version of which is now in the Musée des beaux-arts de Cambrai, France. The image depicts a half-length portrait of Christ standing behind a stone balustrade and facing slightly to the left. He is depicted crowned with thorn, his hands tied together holding a reed sceptre. A male figure standing behind him to the left places a cloak over his shoulders.

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