Mobile menu
Welcome back to the royal residences. Find out more about our measures to keep you safe.

Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

Works of Art Exhibited at Marlborough House, 1854: Terra Cotta Group by Clodion 1854

Albumen print | 16.5 x 11.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2800207

Your share link is...

  Close

Photograph of a terracotta full length group, depicting a satyr embracing and kissing a naked nymph, or Bacchante. The satyr holds  a garland above their heads with his left hand. An infant satyr stands on the right, carrying a panflute in his left hand. Grapes, a wine jug and a tambourine are scattered on the ground.

The sculpture is by Claude Michel, known as Clodion (1738-1814).
  • Creator(s)

    View person page

    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

    After Claude-Michel Clodion (1738-1814) (sculptor)

  • 16.5 x 11.9 cm (image)

  • 'Terra cotta Group by Clodion'

  • 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]
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Pan (myth)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Ceramics
        • Terracotta
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Horticulture
          • Grapes
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Music
        • Musical instruments
          • Woodwind instruments
            • Flutes
              • Pan-pipes