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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 Mock Election'


Albumen print | 20.4 x 26.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2372824

Photograph of the painting 'The Mock Election' by Benjamin Robert Haydon (1786-1846). At the centre of the work is a polling station. The polling station is surrounded by a large crowd of people.

The painting (RCIN 405824) was lent to the 1857 Manchester Exhibition by Queen Victoria (1819-1901). The painting remains in the Royal Collection.

  • Creator(s)

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

    After Benjamin Robert Haydon (1786-1846) (artist)

  • 20.4 x 26.5 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • From an album presented to Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Mace (club)
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Headgear
            • Hats
              • Cocked hats