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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

After Hippolyte Paul Delaroche (1797-1856)

'Mater Dolorosa' 1857-58

Albumen print? | RCIN 2160807

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Photograph of a painting by Paul Delaroche, created in 1853 and now in the collection of Les Musées de Liège. The work depicts the grieving Virgin kneeling at the foot of Christ's cross. She holds on to the cross and looks upwards to the Christ whose feet are just visible at the top of the work. She wears robes with wide sleeves and a hood. 

  • Creator(s)

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

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

    Blessed Virgin Mary
    Jesus Christ
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Devotional images of the Virgin Mary(Christ absent)
            • Virgin Mary of Sorrows