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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 Virgin Mary. Enamel by Martin Didier'

c. 1855

Albumen print? | RCIN 2864537

Photograph of an enamelled plaque created in the first half of the seventeenth century in Limoges and now in the collection of the Louvre, Paris (MRR 258). The work depicts the Virgin, full-length, facing to the right and kneeling in prayer. This is a detail of the original work.

  • Creator(s)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)


  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert