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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


English mirror


Albumen print | RCIN 2369607

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)


  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

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