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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


'Looking at the miniature'


Albumen print | 20.1 x 16.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2081498

Photograph of a painting after 'The Present' by Charles Robert Leslie (1794-1859). The painting is of a half-length portrait of a young woman leaning against a table. The table is covered with a richly decorated textile. The woman holds a miniature painting in her right hand and gazes down to look at it. The painting is photographed in its frame.

At the time of the photograph, the painting was in the collection of Sir David Salomons (1797-1873).

  • Creator(s)

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

  • 20.1 x 16.5 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Textiles
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art
        • Paintings