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Photographs 1842-61

Albums compiled by Prince Albert, reflecting his beliefs surrounding photography


'Part of the Cellini Shield'

c.1892 copy after an 1852 original

Carbon print | 15.6 x 19.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2905912

Photograph showing a close-up view of the Parade shield, sometimes known as Cellini's Shield (RCIN 62978). The close up depicts one of the four episodes from the life of Julius Caesar, focusing on The Battle of Pharsalus and death of one of Pompey's generals.

The Parade shield is currently on display in the Queen's Guard Chamber, Windsor Castle. Owing to the high quality, detailed decoration on the shield, during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries the shield was commonly attributed to the Italian Benvenuto Cellini (1500–1571). Cellini did not, however, make any armour during his lifetime.
  • Creator(s)

    After Philip Henry Delamotte (1821-89) (photographer)

    Gustav William Henry Mullins (1854-1921) (photographer)

  • 15.6 x 19.5 cm (image)

  • Collected and arranged by Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • War operations
            • Battles
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Armour
              • Shields (armour)
              • Helmets
            • Side arms (weapons)
              • Swords
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Horses