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Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Serena' 1857

Albumen print | 21.9 x 17.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2081532

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Photograph of the painting 'Serena Reading' by George Romney (1734-1802). The painting is of a full length portrait of a woman seated, facing the viewer. She gazes down at a book she holds on her lap with both hands. The woman wears a cap with a bow and a long sleeve, floor length dress. An inventory number can be seen in the lower left corner.
  • Creator(s)

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

    After George Romney (1734-1802) (artist)

  • 21.9 x 17.5 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Philosophy & Psychology
      • Psychology
        • Physical and Mental Activities
          • Reading (activity)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art
        • Paintings
          • Paintings-British school
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • Furniture & accessories
          • Furnishings
            • Lighting Devices
              • Candles