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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 Bell in a Wooden Stand 1854

Albumen print | 19.0 x 13.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2800201

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Photograph of a metal bell in a wooden stand. The bell is decorated with panels depicting a pattern in bas-relief against a geometric background of square spirals. The bell hangs by a metal wire loop from a large wooden stand featuring elaborate pierced carving.
  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

  • 19.0 x 13.0 cm (image)

  • 'Chinese Bell in a Wooden Stand'

  • 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]
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Trees
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Decorative motifs
        • Geometric patterns