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Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Virgin and child' 1857

Albumen print | 27.3 x 19.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2081373

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Photograph of a painting of the Virgin and Child by Bartolomé Estebán Murillo (1617-82). The Virgin is depicted seated on a bench, holding the Christ Child on her lap.

At the time of the photograph, the painting was in the collection of Samuel Jones-Loyd, 1st Baron Overstone (1796-1883). The painting is now held by the The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

  • Creator(s)

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

    After Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617-82) (artist)

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 27.3 x 19.1 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