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Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'The Queen of James IV'; The Trinity Altarpiece 1857

Albumen print | 27.5 x 15.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2081362

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Photograph of a panel from 'The Trinity Altarpiece'. The panel depicts Margaret of Denmark, wife of James III, kneeling, facing left. Saint George stands behind her, wearing armour and holding a flag featuring St. George's Cross. The panel is photographed in a frame. At the bottom of the frame is a metal plaque containing citation information.

At the time of the photograph, the panel was attributed to Jan Gossaert, or Jan Mabuse. The work is now attributed to Hugo van der Goes. The panels were lent to the 1857 Manchester Exhibition by Queen Victoria. The work is in the Royal Collection, RCIN 403260.

  • Creator(s)

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

    After Hugo van der Goes (c. 1440-1482) (artist)

    Subject(s)
    Margaret of Denmark, Queen of Scotland (1456-86)
    Saint George
  • 27.5 x 15.0 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.3 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    Subject(s)
    • Genealogy and Heraldry
      • Flags