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Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'The Letter from the Colonies' 1857

Albumen print | 14.1 x 17.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2081478

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Photograph of the painting 'A Letter from the Colonies' by Thomas Webster (1800-86). The painting depicts a man and two women positioned around a table. The man holds up a letter. The group appear anxious. In the middle ground, a man leans through a window, holding out his left hand and holding a small number of letters in his right. An identification number can be seen in the lower left corner.

At the time of the photograph, the painting was in the collection of James Eden. The painting is now held by the Tate, London.
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 14.1 x 17.4 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Organisation
      • Form of documents
        • Correspondence
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Construction
        • Structural parts of buildings
          • Windows
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art
        • Paintings
          • Paintings-English school