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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




Albumen print | 18.0 x 13.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2081367

Photograph of a painting of a head and shoulder length portrait of a woman, possibly the Virgin Mary. She is depicted weeping and holding her hands together in prayer. The painting is photographed in its frame. A piece of paper with the number '501' written on it appears in the lower left corner.

The painting is attributed to Quentin Matsys, or Massys (1466-1530).
  • Creator(s)

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

    After Quinten Massys (1465/6-1530) (artist)


    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 18.0 x 13.5 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.3 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Philosophy & Psychology
      • Psychology
        • Emotions
          • Crying
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art
        • Paintings
          • Paintings-Flemish school
    Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums