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Albums compiled by Prince Albert, reflecting his beliefs surrounding photography

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'A Centaur teaching Apollo' c. 1855

Salted paper print | 18.6 x 14.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2906094

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Photograph of a pencil engraving depicting a centaur and Apollo. The centaur holds a bow and arrow and gazes to the right. Apollo stands in front of the centaur and similarly holds a bow and arrow, He turns his head to look at the centaur. The two figures are located in a rocky environment.  

The caption indicates the engraving is meant to depict the centaur teaching Apollo how to use a bow and arrow.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

  • 18.6 x 14.5 cm (image)

  • From an album of photographs collected and arranged by Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Mythical creatures
            • Centaurs
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Arrows
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Apollo (myth)