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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


'Pilgrims in Sight of Rome'; Pilgrims Arriving in Sight of Rome


Albumen print | 20.2 x 27.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2081521

Photograph of the painting 'Pilgrims Arriving in Sight of Rome' by Sir Charles Eastlake (1793-1865). The painting depicts a group of people standing on the side of a hill. On the far left side of the painting is a distant view of Rome. Three of the people in the group kneel down before the view.

At the time of the photograph, the painting was in the collection of Francis Russell, Duke of Bedford (1788-1861). The painting is now held by the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

  • Creator(s)

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

  • 20.2 x 27.1 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Lazio [Italy]
            • Rome [Lazio]