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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

After Hippolyte Paul Delaroche (1797-1856)

'Ste Amélie' 1857-58

Albumen print? | RCIN 2160760

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Photograph of a lithograph after a drawing by Paul Delaroche, created around 1831 and now in the collection of the British Museum (Inv. no. 1939,0627.6). It has been suggested that this is a preparatory work for a stained-glass window commissioned by Queen Marie-Amélie (1782-1866) for the private chapel of the Orléans family in the Château d'Eu, Normandy. The work depicts Saint Amélie, Queen of Hungary kneeling on a cushion and facing a table upon which stands a reliquary. Crowned and dressed in sumptuous robes, the Saint offers a garland of flowers to the shrine. Thee female attendants can be seen in the background, their hands clasped in prayer.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

    Saint Amélie
    Amelie, Princess D'Orleans (fl. 1860s)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs