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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

Works of Art Exhibited at Marlborough House, 1854: Ebony and Ivory Casket. Top and Front 1854

Albumen print | 6.9 x 13.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2800227

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Photograph of the front of an ebony and ivory casket with metal edging on every corner, two metal hinges along the base and a lock hinge. The ebony panels have swirling floral pattern in ivory.
  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

  • 6.9 x 13.8 cm (image)

  • 'Ebony and Ivory Casket. Top and Front'; Front view of ebony and ivory casket'

  • 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]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Packaging
          • Containers
            • Caskets
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Ironmongery
          • Locks (ironmongery)
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Trees
            • Ebony (tree)