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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

Philip Henry Delamotte (1821-89)

Installation view of the Manchester Art Treasures Exhibition 1857

Albumen print | 28.3 x 24.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2372825

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Photograph of an installation view of the Manchester Art Treasures Exhibition. The photograph depicts various pieces of furniture, as well as sculptures and decorative arts, displayed in front of a wall of paintings. The paintings are all portraits and are closely hung, their frames touching. In the foreground is a bannister, functioning to protect the objects on display.

  • Creator(s)

    Philip Henry Delamotte (1821-89) (photographer)

  • annotation: Photo.d P.H. De La Motte [break] Manchester, Published by Thomas Agnew & Sons. Publishers & Printsellers to Her Majesty. July 6th 1857. [beneath work]
  • 28.3 x 24.2 cm (image)

  • From an album presented to Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    Subject(s)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art
        • Paintings
      • Plastic arts
        • Sculpture
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • Furniture & accessories
          • Furniture
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Greater Manchester [England]
              • Manchester [Greater Manchester]