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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'The Three Marys'; The Dead Christ Mourned 1857

Albumen print | 24.6 x 30.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2081448

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Photograph of the painting 'The Dead Christ Mourned' by Annibale Carracci (1560-1609). The dead Christ lies on the lap of the Virgin May, who appears to have fainted. On the right, Mary Magdalene kneels down and gestures with her hands. Two other women features in the painting, possibly Mary Salome and Mary, the mother of James.

At the time of the photograph, the painting was in the collection of William George Howard, 8th Earl of Carlisle (1880- 89). The painting is now held by the National Gallery, London.
  • Creator(s)

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

    After Annibale Carracci (Bologna 1560-Rome 1609) (artist)

    Blessed Virgin Mary
    Mary Magdalene
  • 24.6 x 30.0 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.3 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Devotional Images of Christ
            • Pietá