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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 ferry'; Waiting for the ferry


Albumen print | 19.6 x 26.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2081477

Photograph of the painting 'Waiting for the Ferry' by William Frederick Witherington (1785-1865). The painting depicts groups of people standing on one side of a river. In the foreground on the right is a man, a young girl, a woman and a woman on horseback. Two dogs play on the left. In the middle ground is a woman and a man. The latter holds a fishing rod and waves at passengers on the approaching ferry.

  • Creator(s)

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

    After William Frederick Witherington (1785-1865) (artist)

  • 19.6 x 26.4 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Dogs
          • Horses
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Vessels (marine)
          • Boats
            • Ferryboats
    • Geography
      • Systematic geography
        • Landscapes
          • Countryside