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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


'Lord Cockburn'


Albumen print | 26.9 x 16.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2081515

Photograph of a painting of Henry Thomas, Lord Cockburn by Sir John Watson Gordon (1788-1864). The sitter is depicted full length, standing, facing slightly to the right. There is a tree behind him, in the middle ground. In the background, on the right, is a building that resembles a castle. An inventory number can be seen in the lower right corner.

At the time of the photograph, the painting was in the collection of the Royal Scottish Academy. The painting is now held by the National Galleries of Scotland.

  • Creator(s)

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

    After Sir John Watson Gordon (1788-1864) (artist)

  • 26.9 x 16.3 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Trees