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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: Terra Cotta Group by Clodion 1854

Albumen print | 16.5 x 11.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2800206

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Photograph of a full length group scene, depicting a satyr carrying an inebriated Bacchante on his back while holding the hand of a child satyr, who stands on the right. The Bacchante holds a glass in her right hand.

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

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

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

  • 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