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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


'Mrs Graham'


Albumen print | 28.0 x 17.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2081505

Photograph of a painting of The Honourable Mrs Graham (1757-92) by Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88). The portrait depicts Graham full length, standing, leaning against a column. She faces slightly to the right and gazes to the left, away from the viewer. Graham holds a feather in her right hand. She wears a hat decorated with feathers, a brooch, pearls, and a gown with a prominent collar.

At the time of the photograph, the painting was in the collection of Robert Graham (1785-1859). In 1859, Graham donated the painting to the National Galleries of Scotland.

  • Creator(s)

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

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    After Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88) (artist)

  • 28.0 x 17.5 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art
        • Paintings
          • Paintings-English school
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animal physiology
          • Feathers
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Headgear
            • Hats
      • Construction
        • Structural parts of buildings
          • Columns