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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

After Ary Scheffer (1795-1858)

'Mater dolorosa' 1860

Albumen print? | RCIN 2865041

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Photograph of a work Ary Scheffer, created around 1845. The work depicts a half-size portrait of the Virgin, facing the viewer and turning her head to gaze upwards to the left. She raises her hands slightly over her shoulders.

Scheffer (and his studio) continued throughout his life to produce new works of old compositions on demand. His paintings were also widely reproduced as etchings.

  • Creator(s)

    After Ary Scheffer (1795-1858) (artist)

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Life of the Virgin Mary