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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


Four swords


Albumen print | 23.0 x 18.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2369575

Photograph of three full length swords and a short sword. The swords are all European. The swords are laid out and lit and photographed from above.

The sword on the far right exists in the Royal Collection, RCIN 61933.

  • Creator(s)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)


  • 23.0 x 18.1 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Side arms (weapons)
              • Swords