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Francis Bedford (1815-94)

Works of Art Exhibited at Marlborough House, 1854: Collection of English Keys 1854

Albumen print | 18.4 x 13.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2800197

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Photograph of nine keys, arranged symmetrically in an arch shape. The keys are positioned on a sheet of paper. Beneath each key the property from which the key belongs to is written. Most of the inscriptions are illegible but the ones on the right hand side are quite clear and read: 'Penhurst, Kent', 'Battle, Sussex' and 'Albury, Surrey'. The note relating to the central lower key reads: `Bradford, Wilts'.
  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Great Britain
  • 18.4 x 13.4 cm (image)

  • 'Collection of English Keys'

  • Commissioned by Henry Cole. Later acquired by Queen Victoria.

  • 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]
            • Kent [England]
              • Penshurst [Kent]
            • Sussex [England]
              • East Sussex [England]
                • Battle Abbey [East Sussex]
            • Surrey [England]
            • Wiltshire [England]
              • Bradford-on-Avon [Wiltshire]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Ironmongery
          • Keys