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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

After Louis Gallait (1810-87)

'The Temptation of St. Anthony' c.1863-5

Albumen print | 7.2 x 9.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2373721

Photograph of the painting 'The Temptation of St. Anthony' (RCIN 405060). The painting depicts St Anthony, on the far left, standing before a Bible. He raised his hands to touch a crucifix fixed on the wall. Beside him, to the right, is a devil and a naked woman.

Photograph is from a folder of photographs of paintings and artworks displayed in Prince Albert's (1819-61) rooms. This painting was displayed in Prince Albert's writing room, on the south side. This painting was given to Prince Albert by Leopold I of Belgium (1790-1865).

  • Creator(s)

    After Louis Gallait (1810-87) (artist)

    Saint Antony Abbot
  • annotation: (18.)/ The Prince Consort's Writing Room./ South Side. [upper mount]
    annotation: [above work] The Temptation of St. Anthony./ [below work] GALLAIT. 1849./ Oil on Canvas. 1 ft. 11 1/8 in x 1 ft 4 1/2 in. [around photograph]
  • 7.2 x 9.9 cm (image)

    28.0 x 34.4 cm (mount)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Bible & Holy Scripture