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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: Ivory Carvings by Fiamingo 1854

Albumen print | 9.2 x 19.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2800225

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Photograph showing six rectangular ivory panels carved in high relief depicting groups of infant bacchanals in various situations including playing musical instruments, eating fruit, drinking, fighting, teasing a ram with a mask, binding the sleeping Silenus, playing with a donkey and playing with a satyr.

See RCIN 2906032 for another print of this photograph.

The six ivory carvings depicted in the photograph are now held by the Victoria and Albert Museum.
  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

    After Francois Duquesnoy (1597-1643) (sculptor)

  • 9.2 x 19.2 cm (image)

  • 'Ivory Carvings by Fiamingo'

  • 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]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Music
        • Musical instruments
          • Brass instruments
            • Horns (musical instruments)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Horticulture
          • Grapes
        • Animal husbandry
          • Goats
          • Horses
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Pan (myth)