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Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)

English mirror c.1853-5

Albumen print | 23.5 x 16.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2369607

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Photograph of a large, highly decorative mirror (RCIN 79485). The mirror is English, dating from 1730, and is from Cumberland Lodge. A camera positioned on a tripod is reflected in the mirror glass. Behind the camera is a forested area. The reflection makes clear the photograph was taken outside.

  • Creator(s)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68) (photographer)

  • 23.5 x 16.5 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
    Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • Furniture & accessories
          • Mirrors
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Precision mechanisms & instruments
          • Cameras