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Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Scene from Henry VIII'; Queen Catherine of Aragon's Interview with Capucius, Henry VIII's Ambassador, at Kimbolton 1857

Albumen print | 21.3 x 32.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2081549

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Photograph of 'Queen Catherine of Aragon's Interview with Capucius, Henry VIII's Ambassador, at Kimbolton' by Charles Robert Leslie. The painting depicts Act 4 scene 2 from Henry VIII with the dying Queen Catherine seated in a chair, covered by a blanket. Capucius stands beside her, on the left, and gazes down at a letter that the Queen wishes to be delivered to the King outlining the Queen's wish that her daughter is spared. A woman, possibly a maid, and a man stand on the right side of the painting. A painting of Henry VIII is positioned above the fireplace. An identification number can be seen in the lower left corner.

At the time of the photograph, the painting was in the collection of J. K Brunel. The painting is now held by Mead Art Museum at Amherst College.

  • Creator(s)

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

    After Charles Robert Leslie (1794-1859) (artist)

    Subject(s)
    Queen Catherine of Aragon (1485-1536)
  • 21.3 x 32.0 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Language, Linguistics and Literature
      • Literature
        • English literature
          • Henry VIII(Shakespeare)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art
        • Paintings
          • Paintings-British school