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Francis Bedford (1815-94)

Indian Embroidered apron, 1853-4 1853-54

Albumen print | 17.7 x 12.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2800240

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Photograph of an Indian embroidered apron. The apron is embroidered with a floral design, featuring a thin outer border, and a wider inner border. A spray of flowers protrudes into the bare central panel from the lower left corner.
  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

  • 17.7 x 12.8 cm (image)

  • 'Indian Embroidered Apron'

  • Commissioned by Henry Cole. Later acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Greater London [England]
              • London [Greater London]
                • City of Westminster
                  • Marlborough House [London]
      • Asia
        • India
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art needlework
        • Embroidery
      • Decorative techniques & surface decoration
        • Floral decorations
      • Decorative motifs