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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851

Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, 1851: Reports by the Juries on the Subjects in the Thirty Classes into which the Exhibition was Divided, Vol. III 1852

Photographically illustrated book | 36.5 x 28.5 x 8.8 cm (book measurement (inventory)) | RCIN 2800002

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Red leather bound volume, with gilt tooling and blue silk endpapers. Title on upper cover, 'Exhibition MDCCCLI Reports by the Juries' and V&A monogram. Spine with 4 raised bands and gilt tooling with title on spine, 'Exhibition MDCCCLI Jury Reports Vol. III'.

It contains forty-four photographic plates (RCINs 2800053-2800097) and it is one of four volumes illustrated with original calotypes (salted paper prints), made by Claude-Marie Ferrier and Hugh Owen between September and November 1851.
  • Creator(s)

    Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 (corporate author)

  • 36.5 x 28.5 x 8.8 cm (book measurement (inventory))

  • Presented to Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • printed & manuscript material
        • books
          • book: full leather bound
            • book: full leather bound in morocco
              • book: full leather bound in red morocco
          • book: all edges gilt
          • book: binding
            • book: binding with gold tooling
            • book: binding with blind tooling
          • book: doublures
            • book: silk doublures

Claude-Marie Ferrier (1811-89)

The Eastern Nave of the Crystal Palace