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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'The lacemaker' 1857

Albumen print | 25.0 x 20.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2081506

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Photograph of a painting of a woman making lace. She is seated, facing right, her face captured in profile. At her feet, a young child plays with a dog. There is a view of a landscape on the right side of the painting.

At the time of the photograph, the painting was attributed to a 'Mrs Carpenter', likely the artist Margaret Sarah Carpenter (1793-1872).
  • Creator(s)

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

    After Margaret Sarah Carpenter (1793-1872) (artist)

  • 25.0 x 20.5 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art needlework
        • Lace-Making
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Textile Fibres
          • Lace
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Dogs
    • People
      • Children