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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 Tankard 1854

Albumen print | 18.0 x 13.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2800223

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Photograph of an ivory tankard carved with the figure of an overweight, mature, inebriated Bacchus held by two men. Behind them, a man plays the horn and beside them, on the left, a male figure carries a basket of grapes on his head. The tankard has metal base, lid and handle. On top of the lid is an ivory cherub.
  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

  • 18.0 x 13.8 cm (image)

  • 'Ivory Tankard'

  • 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
      • Home economics
        • Tableware
          • Tankards
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Horticulture
          • Grapes
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Music
        • Musical instruments
          • Brass instruments
            • Horns (musical instruments)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Pan (myth)
            • Dionysus
    • People
      • Children