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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 prisonnier'


Albumen print? | RCIN 2160786

Photograph of a drawing by Paul Delaroche, drafted around 1844 in Rome. The work depicts a barefoot young woman seated on the ground, facing to the left. She extends her left hand thorough an iron grille to reach that of a figure imprisoned in a semi-basement cell behind her.

  • Creator(s)

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

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert