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Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'The Madonna and child and St. Joseph' 1857

Albumen print | 17.0 x 12.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2081411

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Photograph of a painting of the Virgin Mary with Christ Child and Saint Joseph. The Christ Child is seated in the foreground, his right hand raised in a blessing and his left hand resting on a book. The Virgin Mary supports the child with her left hand and holds his foot with her right hand. St. Joseph stands on the far left, his hands together in prayer.

At the time of the photograph, the painting was attributed to Francesco Francia (1447-1517) and was in the collection of William Ward, 1st Earl of Dudley (1817-85).

  • Creator(s)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 17.0 x 12.9 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.3 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art
        • Paintings
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child