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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: Chinese Card Rack Carved in Ivory 1854

Albumen print | 19.6 x 13.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2800220

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Photograph of an intricately carved ivory rack with human figures, trees, leaf scrolls, fish and dragons. The rack has seven sections, each with a plaque with the day of the week on it, starting with Sunday.
  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

  • 19.6 x 13.4 cm (image)

  • 'Chinese Card Rack Carved in Ivory'

  • 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]
    • Organisation
      • Documentation
        • Cards
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Fish
          • Mythical creatures
            • Dragons
              • Chinese Dragons