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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'St. John the Evangelist' 1857

Albumen print | 20.4 x 15.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2081430

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Photograph of a painting of Saint John the Evangelist, after a work by Domenchino (1581-1641). Saint John is seated at a table. He holds a book and a piece of parchment. There is an eagle in the upper left corner. The eagle, believed to be the bird that flies closest to heaven, is Saint John's attribute.

  • Creator(s)

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

    After a work previously attributed to Domenichino (Bologna 1581-Naples 1641) (artist)

  • 20.4 x 15.0 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.3 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    Subject(s)
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Birds
            • Birds of prey
              • Eagles
    • Organisation
      • Documentation
        • Books