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Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Virgin and Child, Saints and Angels; Enthroned Madonna and Christ Child with Angels, Saints Paula and Agatha 1857

Albumen print | 26.2 x 20.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2081424

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Photograph of the painting 'Enthroned Madonna and Christ Child with Angels, Saints Paula and Agatha' (c.1500) by Michele Ciampanti (1463-1510). At the centre of the work is the Virgin Mary seated on a throne, holding the Christ Child.  In the foreground, saints Paula and Agatha kneel before the Virgin Mary. Angels stand in the background.

At the time of the photograph, the painting was attributed to Filippo Lippi (1406-69) and was in the collection of J. W. Brett. The painting is now in the collection of the Birmingham Museum of Art, United States of America.

  • Creator(s)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
    Saint Agatha
    Saint Paula (347-404)
  • 26.2 x 20.4 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.3 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Angels, demons, devils, saints
            • Saints (Christianity)
            • Angels
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child