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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 Toilette'


Albumen print | 23.9 x 18.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2081533

Photograph of a painting of five partially nude woman depicted in the process of washing themselves and tending to their hair. Part of an inventory number can be seen in the lower left corner.

  • Creator(s)

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

    After a work attributed to William Etty (1787-1849) (artist)

  • 23.9 x 18.6 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert