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Francis Bedford (1815-94)

Works of Art Exhibited at Marlborough House, 1854: Sculpture in Marble 1854

Albumen print | 17.8 x 13.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2800216

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Photograph of a relief in marble  depicting a youth in classical armour leading a rearing horse towards the right. To the right are several oak trees. A shield, helmet and sword are positioned beside the trees.  

The relief probably illustrates the story of Alexander the Great's taming of the wild horse Bucephalus.
  • Creator(s)

    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

  • 17.8 x 13.9 cm (image)

  • 'Sculpture in Marble'

  • 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 [London]
                  • Marlborough House [London]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Plastic arts
        • Sculpture
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Horses
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Armour
              • Shields (armour)
              • Helmets
            • Side arms (weapons)
              • Swords