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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

After Hippolyte Paul Delaroche (1797-1856)

'Tête d'ange' 1857-58

Albumen print? | RCIN 2160765

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Photograph of a painting by Paul Delaroche, created in 1835 and now considered destoyed. This head-and-shoulder vignette in profile was based on a study of the artist’s wife, Louise Vernet (1814-45). Her father, Horace Vernet (1789-1863), was a notable painter and director of the French Academy in Rome. The work was completed the same year the couple got married in the chapel of St Cecilia in San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome.

  • Creator(s)

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

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

    Émile-Jean-Horace Vernet (1789-1863)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Angels, demons, devils, saints
            • Angels