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After Ary Scheffer (1795-1858)

'Les Saintes Femmes revenant du Tombeau' 1860

Albumen print? | RCIN 2865049

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A photograph of a work by Ary Scheffer, the prime verison of which was painted around 1847. The image shows three female figures in hooded robes facing to the left. The three-quarter length portrait relates to the Christian tradition according to which three holy women uncovered Christ's empty tomb, bearing witness to his miraculous resurrection.

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)

    Mary Magdalene
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Life of Christ
            • Passion of Christ
              • Entombment of Christ