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Robert Howlett (1831-58)

'The Rivals' 1857

Albumen print | 20.6 x 23.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2081462

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Photograph of the painting 'The Rivals' by Charles Robert Leslie (1794-1859). The painting depicts a woman standing with three men. The older man on the left uses a cane and, with much effort, bends down to pick up a fan. The woman, at the centre of the composition, appears to ignore the advances of a man standing on the right. The painting is photographed in its frame and an identification number, '175', can be seen in the lower left corner.

  • Creator(s)

    Robert Howlett (1831-58) (photographer)

    After Charles Robert Leslie (1794-1859) (artist)

  • 20.6 x 23.6 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Travel Goods
          • Walking sticks
            • Canes
        • Clothing
          • Fans
    • People
      • Women