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Exhibitions and records of works of art

Prince Albert recognised the importance of photography to record and document notable exhibitions and works of art


'The Feast of Psyche. Coffer in Enamel (after Raphael)'

c. 1855

Albumen print? | RCIN 2864551

Photograph of the front side of an enamelled casket created in the second half of the sixteenth century in Limoges and now in the collection of the Louvre, Paris (MRR 90). The depicted plaque presents the Repast of Psyche on an oval cartouche held by two centaurs. The scene was based on an c.1535 engraving from a design by Raphael (or possibly Michael Coxie).

  • Creator(s)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)


  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Packaging
          • Containers
            • Caskets
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Psyche