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Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'The daughter of El Greco'; Lady in Fur Wrap 1857

Albumen print | 18.2 x 14.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2081368

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Photograph of a painting of a half length portrait of a woman, facing a quarter to the left and looking towards the viewer. She wears a head covering, fur wrap and multiple rings. 

At the time of the photograph, the painting was in the collection of Sir William Stirling-Maxwell (1818-78) and was attributed to El Greco (1541-1614). The painting was believed to be a portrait of El Greco's daughter. The identity of the painter and the sitter continues to be debated. The painting is still attributed to El Greco, but the sitter's identity is now unknown. The painting is now titled 'Lady in Fur Wrap' and is held at Pollok House, Glasgow.

  • Creator(s)

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

    After a work attributed to El Greco (1541-1614) (artist)

  • 18.2 x 14.1 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
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Fur (clothing)