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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: Vase by Wedgwood 1854

Albumen print | 17.8 x 11.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2800211

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Photograph of a jasperware vase with reliefs depicting the nine Muses. The Muses visible in the photograph are, from left to right, Urania (Astronomy), Clio (History), Terpsichore (Dance) and Thalia (Comedy). A band depicting the Muses' emblems runs just below the line of the ground.

The jasperware vase was created by Josiah Wedgewood (1730-95). Jasperware was developed by Wedgewood and refers to a type of matte, unglazed stoneware. A very similar vase dating to c.1790 is in the Victoria and Albert Museum  (museum number 2416&A-1901).
  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

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    After Josiah Wedgwood (1730-95) (maker)

  • 17.8 x 11.3 cm (image)

  • 'Vase by Wedgwood'

  • 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
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Packaging
          • Containers
            • Vessels (containers)
              • Vases
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Music
        • Musical instruments