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Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'The Cardinal Infant Don F. of Austria' 1857

Albumen print | 23.4 x 9.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2081419

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Photograph of a painting after 'The Cardinal Infante Don Ferdinand of Austria, in Hunting Dress' by Diego Velázquez (1599-1660). The sitter, also known as Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand (c.1609-41), is depicted in full length, holding a rifle. A dog sits in front of him, on the right.

The painting is a copy of the work currently held in Museo del Prado, Madrid. At the time of the photograph, the painting was in the collection of  Colonel H. Baillie and was believed to be by Velázquez, rather than a contemporary copy.

  • Creator(s)

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

    Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria (1609-41)
  • 23.4 x 9.4 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
          • Dogs
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Firearms
              • Rifles