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After Hippolyte Paul Delaroche (1797-1856)

'St Vincent de Paul' 1857-58

Albumen prints? | RCIN 2160749

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Photograph of a work by Paul Delaroche, created in 1823 and now in the collection of Yale University Art Gallery (Inv. no. 2017.65.1). The painting depicts Saint Vincent de Paul (1581-1660) inside a Gothic-style building, perhaps the Notre-Dame. He stands on a raised platform under the canopy of a bishop's throne, facing the viewer. His gaze is directed to the court of Louis XIII (1601-1643) gathered on the left. His hands are extended towards the opposite side where a group of abandoned children, nurtured by female figures, is visible.  

  • Creator(s)

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

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

    Saint-Vincent (active 1628-31)
    Louis XIII, King of France (1601-43)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert 

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Christian church in general
            • Public worship
              • Preaching
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Gothic architecture
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Christian church architecture
            • Churches
    • People
      • Children