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Albums compiled by Prince Albert, reflecting his beliefs surrounding photography

Oscar Gustav Rejlander (1813-75)

Study of the Head of John the Baptist in a Charger c. 1855

Albumen print | 15.7 x 20.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2906274

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Photograph of a man's head within a dish or charger with drapery on either side. This photograph was intended by Rejlander as part of a composition, which he never completed, although a study for Salome was made at about the same period. In February 1869 Queen Victoria bought twenty-two of Rejlander's prints, including St John the Baptist's Head.
  • Creator(s)

    Oscar Gustav Rejlander (1813-75) (photographer)

    St John the Baptist
  • 15.7 x 20.3 cm (image)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Angels, demons, devils, saints
            • Saints (Christianity)