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Francis Bedford (1815-94)

Works of Art Exhibited at Marlborough House, 1854: Carved Ivory Diptich 1854

Albumen print | 11.9 x 15.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2800224

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Photograph of an ivory diptych of scenes from the life of Jesus Christ. The scene on the left shows the Three Kings presenting gifts to the infant Christ. The infant Christ is being held and fed by the Virgin Mary. The right panel shows the Crucifixion. Two male figures stand to the right of Christ. Three female figures stand on the left. In front of them, a bearded male figure is genuflecting, bending one knee to the ground in a sign of worship.
  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

    Jesus Christ
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 11.9 x 15.4 cm (image)

  • 'Carved Ivory Diptich [sic]'

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Greater London [England]
              • London [Greater London]
                • City of Westminster
                  • Marlborough House [London]
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Life of Christ
            • Passion of Christ
              • Christ Crucifixion