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Exhibitions and records of works of art

Prince Albert recognised the importance of photography to record and document notable exhibitions and works of art


'Tabley Lake and Tower'; Tabley, Cheshire, the Seat of Sir J. F. Leicester, Bt: Windy Day 


Albumen print | 19.5 x 25.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2081489

Photograph of the painting 'Tabley, Cheshire, the Seat of Sir J. F. Leicester, Bt: Windy Day' by Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851) . The painting depicts a small number of boats on rough water. There is a tower in the middle ground, centre, and a large building in the distant background, on the right.

At the time of the photograph, the painting was in the collection of George Fleming Warren, 2nd Baron de Tabley (1811-87). The painting remains in Tabley House in Cheshire, England.  

  • Creator(s)

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

    After Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) (artist)

  • 19.5 x 25.4 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Vessels (marine)
          • Boats
    • Places
      • Physiography
        • Lakes
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Cheshire [England]
              • Tabley House [Cheshire]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art
        • Paintings
          • Paintings-English school