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Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)

'The reverse of Enamel of "The Lord's Supper"' c. 1855

Albumen print? | RCIN 2864545

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Photograph of the reverse of a painted enamel platter by Pierre Reymond (1513-84). Created in 1565 and now in the Musée d'art et d'archéologie in Guéret, France (2009.2.59), the dish was painted in grisaille on dark background. The main design is formed by intertwine garlands of fruit, cartouches and masks that surround the profile of a wreathed male figure. The outer rim is decorated with a frieze of foliate scrollwork.

For the platter's recto please see photograph RCIN 2864534.

  • Creator(s)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68) (photographer)

    After Reymond, Pierre (enameller)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Life of Christ
            • Public Life of Christ
              • Last Supper