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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 first night in a convent'


Albumen print | 15.5 x 21.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2081483

Photograph of a painting of a woman sleeping. Her right hand has fallen to the ground. Beside her, on a table, are some garments and a necklace with a cross.

  • Creator(s)

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

  • 15.5 x 21.5 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Monastic buildings
            • Convents