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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


'Miss M. Cavendish Harley'


Albumen print | 12.5 x 7.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2081499

Photograph of a painting of a portrait of Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland (1715-85) by Charles Jervas (c. 1675-1739). The sitter is depicted half length, standing, facing towards the viewer. She turns her head slightly to the left. The sitter wears a hat with feather decoration, and a richly embroidered jacket with lace cuffs. The painting is inscribed with the name of the sitter, in the upper right corner.

  • Creator(s)

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

    After Charles Jervas (c. 1675-1739) (artist)

  • 12.5 x 7.2 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Textile Fibres
          • Lace
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art needlework
        • Embroidery