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Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Virgin and Child' 1857

Albumen print | 23.2 x 11.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2081400

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Photograph of a painting of a full length depiction of the Virgin Mary and Christ Child. The Virgin Mary stands in a niche. She holds the Christ Child near her face.

At the time of the photograph, the painting was attributed to Jan van Eyck (1390-1441). The painting's creator is now unknown and the work is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

  • Creator(s)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 23.2 x 11.0 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
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Gothic architecture