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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Rubens, by himself'; A Self-Portrait

Albumen print | 19.6 x 14.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2372823

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Photograph of a painting of a self portrait by Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640). The artist is depicted half-length, facing right. He turns his head slightly to gaze at the viewer. He wear a wide brim dark colour hat.

The painting (RCIN 400156). was lent to the 1857 Manchester Exhibition by Queen Victoria (1819-1901) and remains in the Royal Collection.

  • Creator(s)

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

    After Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577 - Antwerp 1640) (artist)

    Subject(s)
    Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577 - Antwerp 1640)
  • 19.6 x 14.4 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.3 cm (page dimensions)

  • From an album presented to Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    Subject(s)
    • People
      • Artists
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Headgear
            • Hats
      • Medical sciences
        • Anatomy
          • Human anatomy
            • Human Hair
              • Moustaches