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Exhibitions and records of works of art

Prince Albert recognised the importance of photography to record and document notable exhibitions and works of art


Chimey Piece from the Palazzo Petinelli at Padua


Albumen print | 10.7 x 13.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2514195

Photograph of an ornately carved chimney piece featuring a mantelpiece supported at the sides by carvings in the form of female heads. Above, on the main body of the mantelpiece, are a series of carved figures. A mirror hangs to the left of the mantelpiece and fire irons project from the fireplace. Ornately carved wooden chairs flank the fireplace.

The caption indicates the photograph captures the arrangement of objects as they were in M. Jules Soulages house at Toulouse.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

  • 10.7 x 13.8 cm (image)

  • Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Construction
        • Structural parts of buildings
          • Fireplaces