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Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'The Misers' 1857

Albumen print | 16.2 x 13.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2081394

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Photograph of a painting of two men. One of the men, on the left, wears glasses and is writing on a piece of parchment. Beside him, on the right, a man points at the parchment. There is a parrot and a candle behind them.

At the time of the photograph, the painting was attributed to Quentin Massys (c.1465-1530). It is now thought the work is by a follower of Marinus van Reymerswaele (c.1490/95-c.1567). The work was lent to the 1857 Manchester Art Treasures Exhibition by Queen Victoria (1819-1901) and remains in the Royal Collection, RCIN 405707.

  • Creator(s)

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

  • 16.2 x 13.6 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.3 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    Subject(s)
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Birds
            • Parrots
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art
        • Paintings
          • Paintings-Flemish school
    • Philosophy & Psychology
      • Psychology
        • Physical and Mental Activities
          • Writing