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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 Temptation of St. Anthony'


Albumen print | 7.2 x 9.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2373721

Photograph of the painting 'The Temptation of St. Anthony' (RCIN 405060). The painting depicts St Anthony, on the far left, standing before a Bible. He raised his hands to touch a crucifix fixed on the wall. Beside him, to the right, is a devil and a naked woman.

Photograph is from a folder of photographs of paintings and artworks displayed in Prince Albert's (1819-61) rooms. This painting was displayed in Prince Albert's writing room, on the south side. This painting was given to Prince Albert by Leopold I of Belgium (1790-1865).

  • Creator(s)

    After Louis Gallait (1810-87) (artist)

  • (18.)/ The Prince Consort's Writing Room./ South Side.

    [above work] The Temptation of St. Anthony./ [below work] GALLAIT. 1849./ Oil on Canvas. 1 ft. 11 1/8 in x 1 ft 4 1/2 in.

  • 7.2 x 9.9 cm (image)

    28.0 x 34.4 cm (mount)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Bible & Holy Scripture