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Francis Bedford (1815-94)

Works of Art Exhibited at Marlborough House, 1854: End of a Chasse from Constance 1854

Albumen print | 18.5 x 13.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2800229

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Photograph of one side of chasse, a house-shaped box. The side shown is decorated with a scene of a man wearing a turban carrying a cross, being led by two male figures. Behind him, on the left, are three figures. One of them kneels before the man and presents him with a severed head wrapped in a cloth. Above the scene , in each corner, is an animal. The triangular top section of the box contains a depiction of two seated, crowned male figures. On each side of the box is a pillar, featuring a depiction of a standing human figure. The box is supported by large feet.
  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

  • 18.5 x 13.2 cm (image)

  • 'End of a Chasse from Constance'

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Greater London [England]
              • London [Greater London]
                • City of Westminster
                  • Marlborough House [London]