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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Lytham Sands'; Lytham Sand Hills  1857

Albumen print | 12.6 x 33.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2081470

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Photograph of the painting 'Lytham Sand Hills' by Richard Ansdell (1815-85). The painting depicts a male sheep herder standing on a beach with two dogs. His flock of sheep are gathered together on the far left side of the painting.

At the time of the photograph, the painting was in the collection of
Richard Newsham (1798-1883). The painting is now held by Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston.

  • Creator(s)

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

    After Richard Ansdell (1815-85) (artist)

  • 12.6 x 33.2 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Sheep
          • Dogs
    • Places
      • Physiography
        • Beaches