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Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'The Good Shepherd' 1857

Albumen print | 28.2 x 18.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2081432

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Photograph of the painting 'The Young Christ as the Good Shepherd' by or after a work by Bartolomé Estebán Murillo. The painting depicts the infant Christ standing,  holding a shepherd's crook. He is surrounded by three sheep and pats the head of the sheep on his right. He gazes up at the sky.

The painting was lent to the 1857 Manchester Exhibition by Lionel de Rothschild (1808-79).
  • Creator(s)

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

    After a work associated with Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617-82) (artist)

  • 28.2 x 18.0 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.3 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Sheep
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art
        • Paintings
          • Paintings-Spanish school