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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


'Enamelled Box'

c. 1855

Albumen print? | RCIN 2864547

Photograph of a painted enamel casket at an agnle. The objects is part of the collection of the Louvre, Paris (MR R 81). Its front side depicts the Royal Arms of England with the tree lions, flanked by two Arms of France Ancient or Azure semé-de-lis. The right side shows the two distinct arms side by side. An engraved inscriptions runs along the rim of the lid.

  • Creator(s)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)


  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Packaging
          • Containers
            • Caskets
    • Genealogy and Heraldry
      • Heraldry
        • Coats of arms
          • Coats of arms-Royal
            • Coats of arms-Royal House of France
            • Coats of arms-Royal House of Great Britain