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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 petit mendiant'


Albumen print? | RCIN 2160787

Photograph of a painting by Paul Delaroche, created in 1844 in Rome. The work depicts a barefoot young woman in full length, seated on the steps of a Baroque-style building, facing to the right. A baby is snug in her lap nursing, while an older child stands between her knees holding a begging bowl.

  • Creator(s)

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

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Architectural history
          • Baroque Architecture