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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 School'; The Visit of the Patron and Patroness to the Village School 


Albumen print | 19.8 x 26.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2081540

Photograph of the painting 'The Visit of the Patron and Patroness to the Village School' by Thomas Faed (c.1825–1900). The painting depicts  two elderly people, one man and one woman, surrounded by school children. An older man, presumably the school teacher, stands beside the elderly couple.

At the time of the photograph, the painting was in the collection of R Hemming. The painting is now held by Dundee Art Galleries and Museums Collection.

  • Creator(s)

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

    After Thomas Faed (1826-1900) (artist)

  • 19.8 x 26.5 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Children
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Buildings for educational, scientific & cultural purposes
          • Schools
      • Art
        • Paintings
          • Paintings-British school