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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


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


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

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)

  • 24.2 x 35.6 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • 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