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Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)

'Cover of Enamelled Cup by Léonard Limosin' c. 1855

Albumen print? | RCIN 2864529

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Photograph depicting the inside of an enamelled lid from a sixteen-century footed dish or tazza. Attributed to Léonard Limosin (c.1505-77), the object forms part of the collection of the Louvre, Paris (MR 2453). The decoration consists of four oval medallions in each of which appears a classical portrait in profile. An equal number of playing putti fill the spaces between the medallions.

  • Creator(s)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68) (photographer)

    After Limosin, Léonard (artist)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • Tableware
          • Tazzas