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Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Una and the wood nymphs'; Una among the Fauns and Wood Nymphs 1857

Albumen print | 24.2 x 35.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2081451

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Photograph of the painting 'Una among the Fauns and Wood Nymphs' by William Edward Frost (1810-77). The painting depicts a scene from Book I of The Faerie Queene. At the centre of the painting, Una is seated wearing a light colour, long sleeve gown. Satyrs and nymphs surround her. The painting is photographed in its frame.

At the time of the photograph, the painting was in the collection of Prince Albert (1819-61). The painting remains in the Royal Collection (RCIN 407162).

  • Creator(s)

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

    After William Edward Frost (1810-77) (artist)

    Subject(s)
    Edmund Spenser (1552?-99)
  • 24.2 x 35.6 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Nymphs
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Mythical creatures
            • Fauns (mythical creatures)
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Trees & Shrubs
          • Trees
            • Apple trees
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Music
        • Musical instruments
          • Woodwind instruments
            • Pipes (Musical instruments)
          • Percussion instruments
            • Tambourines