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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 Magdalen'; Mary Magdalene in Ecstasy

Albumen print | 19.8 x 13.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2081464

Photograph of the painting 'Mary Magdalene in Ecstasy' by Ary Scheffer (1795-1858). The painting depicts a half length portrait of Mary Magdalene. She holds her hands together in front of her left shoulder and gazes upwards, to the left. The painting is photographed in its frame. An inscription across the top of the frame reads 'Jesus saith/ unto her Mary!' 

  • Creator(s)

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

    After Ary Scheffer (1795-1858) (artist)

  • 19.8 x 13.5 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert