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Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)

Painted enamel ewer stand c. 1855

Albumen print? | RCIN 2864533

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Photograph of an painted enamel ewer stand by Pierre Reymond (1513-84), created in 1569 and now in the collection of the Louvre, Paris (N 1280). The platter's main design was based on Bernard Salomon's (1505-61) engravings of the Biblical account of the departure of the Israelites from Egypt. Painted in grisaille on dark background, the scene appears around a circular open aperture in the centre of the basin. The outer rim is decorated with a frieze of satyrs, fauns and imaginary beasts pulling chariots.

  • Creator(s)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68) (photographer)

    After Reymond, Pierre (artist)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert 

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs