Mobile menu

Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Trial of a Witch'; The Witch's Trial 1857

Albumen print | 18.5 x 29.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2081466

Your share link is...


Photograph of the painting 'An Old Woman Accused of Witchcraft', or 'The Witch's Trial', by William Powell Frith. The painting depicts the trial of an elderly woman within a domestic interior. At the centre of the painting is the accused elderly woman. Beside her, a woman points to her. Behind the elderly woman, a woman holds up a cat. On the far right side of the painting, two men are seated at a table. There are a large number of people within the scene.
  • Creator(s)

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

    After William Powell Frith (1819-1909) (artist)

  • 18.5 x 29.6 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Folklore
          • The Supernatural
            • Witches
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art
        • Paintings
          • Paintings-English school