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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

After Hippolyte Paul Delaroche (1797-1856)

'Scène de la St Barthelemy' 1857-58

Albumen print? | RCIN 2160753

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Photograph of a painting by Paul Delaroche, created in 1826 and first shown at the Paris salon of 1827. Inspired by a scene from St. Bartholomew's Day massacre in 1572, the image depicts a kneeling man extending his right hand towards a boy, Jacques-Nompar de Caumont, duc de La Force (1558-1652), who lies on his stomach. With his left hand the man gestures the boy to silence as he looks around for bystanders. The boy's legs are covered by the bodies of his brother and father, François de Caumont, Lord of Castelnau (1524-72).

  • Creator(s)

    After Hippolyte Paul Delaroche (1797-1856) (artist)

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert 

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs