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Prince Albert recognised the importance of photography to record and document notable exhibitions and works of art


'Marie Antoinette à la conciergerie'


Albumen print? | RCIN 2160827

Photograph of a drawing by Paul Delaroche depicting Marie Antoinette (1755-93) reclining on the bed of her prison cell at the Conciergerie. A guard stands on the right and looks at the deposed queen over a concertina screen placed beside her bed. He rests his right elbow on the top of the screen. A second man guards the door at far right, seated on a chair that he leans against the wall. 

  • Creator(s)

    After Hippolyte Paul Delaroche (1797-1856) (artist)

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the eighteenth century
              • Wars of the French Revolution (1792-1802)