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Francis Bedford (1815-94)

Works of Art Exhibited at Marlborough House, 1854: Old German Lock and Keys 1854

Albumen print | 13.2 x 10.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2800198

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Photograph of a large lock, flanked by two keys. The lock has fretwork above and on the sides with a similar design also used on the two panels covering the mechanism. The keyhole is to the left, guarded with a cover.
  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

  • 13.2 x 10.9 cm (image)

  • 'Old German Lock and Keys'

  • 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
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Ironmongery
          • Keys
          • Locks (ironmongery)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Decorative techniques & surface decoration
        • Fretwork