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Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)

'The reverse of Enamel of [...] of Moses" c. 1855

Albumen print? | RCIN 2864546

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Photograph of the reverse of a 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 was painted in grisaille on dark background. The main design is formed by intertwined garlands of fruit, cartouches, masks and putti, whilst the outer rim is decorated with a frieze of foliate scrollwork.

For the dish's recto please see photograph RCIN 2864533.

  • Creator(s)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68) (photographer)

    After Reymond, Pierre (enameller)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs