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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

Robert Howlett (1831-58)

'SS. Peter and Dorothea' 1857

Albumen print | 27.9 x 15.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2081353

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Photograph of a painting of Saint Peter and Saint Dorothea, depicted in full length, standing side by side.  The painting is photograph in its frame.

At the time of the photograph, the painting was in the collection of Prince Albert (1819-61). In 1863 the painting was presented to the National Gallery, London by Queen Victoria (1819-1901), in accordance with Prince Albert's wishes. The caption accompanying the photograph attributes the work to 'Meister Christoph'. The real name of the painting's creator remains unknown, and the work is now attributed to Master of the Saint Bartholomew Altarpiece.  

  • Creator(s)

    Robert Howlett (1831-58) (photographer)

    Saint Peter
    Saint Dorothy
  • 27.9 x 15.5 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.3 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    • Religion & Theology
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            • Saints (Christianity)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
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