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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)

Cabinet and vases c.1853-5

Albumen print | 22.1 x 17.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2369550

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Photograph of a cabinet (RCIN 35510) with a raised decorative design made from cast gilt brass. Beneath the upper section of the cabinet is an open section, featuring a mirror backing. Within this section are three vases. The centre vase (RCIN 3540) is Chinese porcelain.

The tripod of the camera used for photography can be seen in the mirror's reflection.
  • Creator(s)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68) (photographer)

  • 22.1 x 17.1 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • printed & manuscript material
        • books
          • book: half leather bound
            • book: half leather bound in morocco
              • book: half leather bound in green morocco
    Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Packaging
          • Containers
            • Vessels (containers)
              • Vases
      • Home economics
        • Furniture & accessories
          • Cabinets (furniture)