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Exhibitions and records of works of art

Prince Albert recognised the importance of photography to record and document notable exhibitions and works of art


'Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme'; A Scene from "Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme"


Albumen print | 20.5 x 26.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2081472

Photograph of a painting of 'A Scene from "Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme"' by William Powell Frith (1819-1909). The painting depicts a man bowing before a young couple. The woman holds a lead, attached to a small dog that stands beside her, on the left. On the far right, a man peers around a door. Another man can be seen through the door.

At the time of the photograph, the painting was in the collection of S. Medal. The painting is currently held by the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston.
  • Creator(s)

    Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67) (photographer)

  • 20.5 x 26.4 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Dogs
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art
        • Paintings
          • Paintings-English school