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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


'Peter the Great's first interview with Catherine'


Albumen print | 17.6 x 25.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2081463

Photograph of a painting depicting four men and one woman seated and standing around a table, positioned inside a tent. The woman spears to be serving drinks to the men. There is a man standing outside the tent, holding a gun. The painting is photographed in its frame. A plaque with citation information is located in the centre of the frame's lower side.

  • Creator(s)

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

    After a work previously attributed to Augustus Leopold Egg (1816-63) (artist)

  • 17.6 x 25.8 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Firearms
              • Guns
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art
        • Paintings