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After Ary Scheffer (1795-1858)

'Médora' 1860

Albumen print? | RCIN 2865027

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Photograph of work by Ary Scheffer, the prime version of which was created around 1833. Inspired by Lord Byron's poem The Corsair, the image depicts an almost full-length woman seated on a rock, facing three-quarters to the left. Her left hand rests on her right shoulder, while her head leans against her right hand. Her headscarf swirls in the wind.
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)

    Lord Byron (1788-1824)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Language, Linguistics and Literature
      • Literature
        • Poetry