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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Snyders' 1857

Albumen print | 19.8 x 14.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2372831

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Photograph of a painting of a portrait of the artist Frans Snyders by Antony van Dyck, dating from the 1620s. The sitter is depicted half length, looking towards the viewer. He rests his hands on the back of a chair.

At the time of the photograph, the painting was in the collection of William George Howard, 8th Earl of Carlisle (180- 89). The painting is now held by the Frick Collection, New York.

  • Creator(s)

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

    After Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) (artist)

    Subject(s)
    Frans Snyders (Antwerp 1579 - Antwerp 1657)
  • 19.8 x 14.4 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.3 cm (page dimensions)

  • From an album presented to Prince Albert

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