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Royal Collection Trust/ © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Study of the Head of John the Baptist in a Charger

Overview

Creator: Oscar Gustav Rejlander (1814-75) (photographer)
Creation Date: 
c. 1855
Materials: 
Albumen print
Dimensions: 
15.7 x 20.3 cm
RCIN 
2906274
Acquirer: Prince Albert, consort of Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-61), when Prince Albert, consort of Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1840-57)
Provenance: 
From an album of photographs collected and arranged by Prince Albert
Description:

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.

Further details

Category: 
Photographs