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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


'Martyrdom of L. Saunders'; The Martyrdom of Laurence Saunders at Coventry 


Albumen print | 15.1 x 19.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2081502

Photograph of the left panel of the triptych 'The Martyrdom of Laurence Saunders at Coventry' by Charles West Cope (1811-90). The painting depicts a woman, full length, holding a baby in her right arm. She stands beside a large door. With her left hand she rings a bell.

At the time of the photograph, she painting was in the collection of Mrs Thurburn. The painting is now held by the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in Coventry.  

  • Creator(s)

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

    After Charles West Cope (1811-90) (artist)

  • 15.1 x 19.4 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Mammals
            • Humans
              • Babies (human)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • West Midlands [England]
              • Coventry [West Midlands]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Construction
        • Structural parts of buildings
          • Doors