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Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Sir Robert Cecil' 1857

Albumen print | 20.5 x 16.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2081438

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Photograph of a painting of a half length portrait of Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury (c.1563-1612). He wears dark clothing and a ruff. He places his right hand on a table, beside a collection of letters. Part of an identification number, '84' can be seen in the lower right corner.

The painting is now held by the National Portrait Gallery, London.

  • Creator(s)

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

    After John de Critz the Elder (c. 1552-1642) (artist)

    Subject(s)
    Sir Robert Cecil
  • 20.5 x 16.2 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.3 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    Subject(s)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art
        • Paintings