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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

After Hippolyte Paul Delaroche (1797-1856)

'Ste Cécile' 1857-58

Albumen print? | RCIN 2160769

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Photograph of a painting by Paul Delaroche, completed in 1837 and now in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum (Inv. no. 553-1903). The full-length portrait of St Cecilia (c.200-230 AD) depicts the saint in profile, sitting in a throne on the right and gazing upwards. She wears a floor length robe and a cross necklace. She extends her right hand above a portable organ held by two female angels who kneel before her.

  • Creator(s)

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

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

    Saint Cecilia
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert 

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Music
        • Musical instruments
          • Keyboard instruments
            • Organs (instrument)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Angels, demons, devils, saints
            • Angels