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After Ary Scheffer (1795-1858)

'Saint Jean ecrivant l'Apocalypse' 1860

Albumen print? | RCIN 2865052

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Photograph of a work by Ary Scheffer, the prime version of which was created around 1850. The image depicts a half-size portrait of St John the Evangelist seated, facing three-quarters to the left. He turns his head to the right and looks up at the sky. He holds a scroll (the Book of Revelation) in his left hand and a reed pen in his right.

Ary Scheffer (and his studio) continued throughout his life to produce new works of old compositions on demand. His paintings were also widely reproduced as etchings.

  • Creator(s)

    After Ary Scheffer (1795-1858) (artist)

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs