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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


'Rubens and his wife'; Figures with Fruit and Game


Albumen print | 21.9 x 21.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2081382

Photograph of a painting of a man and woman carrying fruit and game. The woman, on the left, carries a basket of fruit on her head. The male carries a deer on his back and a basket of dead birds.

At the time of the photograph, the painting was attributed to Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) and was believed to depict the artist with his wife. The painting is now attributed to Frans Snyders (1579-1657). The work is on display at Kenwood House, London.

  • Creator(s)

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

  • 21.9 x 21.5 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.3 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Horticulture
          • Fruits
        • Animal husbandry
          • Field sports (hunting, shooting, stalking)
            • Game birds
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Mammals
            • Deer