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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 | 19.1 x 26.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2081503

Photograph of the central panel of the triptych 'The Martyrdom of Laurence Saunders at Coventry' by Charles West Cope (1811-90). The painting depicts two men, together holding a baby. One man is seated at a desk. Beside him a man stands, passing the baby to him. The scene appears to take place in a prison cell.

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)

  • 19.1 x 26.1 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Biological sciences
        • Zoology
          • Animals
            • Mammals
              • Humans
                • Babies (human)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • Tableware
          • Jugs
    Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs