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Robert Howlett (1831-58)

Fresco by Consoni, in the Promenade Gallery, Buckingham Palace 1856

RCIN 2084889

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Glass plate negative of a fresco by Nicola Consoni (1814–84) depicting, on one side, a number of putti pouring grapes in a vat. On oposite side, a group of putti carry fruit, hold a goat and play. Fresco located in the Promenade (East) Gallery, Buckingham Palace.

The glass plate negative has been photographed showing the coated side and therefore the image appears laterally reversed. A print from this negative exists in the Collection, RCIN 2101931.
  • Creator(s)

    Robert Howlett (1831-58) (photographer)

    After Nicola Consoni (1814-84) (artist)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
          • negatives
            • glass plate negatives
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Greater London [England]
              • London [Greater London]
                • City of Westminster [London]
                  • Buckingham Palace
                    • East Gallery [Buckingham Palace]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art
        • Paintings
          • Frescoes
    • People
      • Putti
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Horticulture
          • Grapes
          • Fruits
        • Animal husbandry
          • Goats