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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


'Lytham Sands'; Lytham Sand Hills 


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

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

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