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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Virgin and Child' 1857

Albumen print | 18.1 x 12.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2081413

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Photograph of a painting of the Virgin Mary holding the Christ Child. Three male figures stand behind the Virgin Mary. There are two putti in the upper half of the painting, sitting on columns. An inventory number, '171' can be seen in the lower left corner.

At the time of the photograph, the painting was attributed to Jan van Eyck (c.1390-1441).

  • Creator(s)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 18.1 x 12.0 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.3 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    • People
      • Putti
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child