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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 Letter from the Colonies'


Albumen print | 14.1 x 17.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2081478

Photograph of the painting 'A Letter from the Colonies' by Thomas Webster (1800-86). The painting depicts a man and two women positioned around a table. The man holds up a letter. The group appear anxious. In the middle ground, a man leans through a window, holding out his left hand and holding a small number of letters in his right. An identification number can be seen in the lower left corner.

At the time of the photograph, the painting was in the collection of James Eden. The painting is now held by the Tate, London.
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 14.1 x 17.4 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Organisation
      • Form of documents
        • Correspondence
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Construction
        • Structural parts of buildings
          • Windows
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art
        • Paintings
          • Paintings-English school