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Francis Bedford (1815-94)

Works of Art Exhibited at Marlborough House, 1854: Pair of Louis XIV Pistols 1854

Albumen print | 12.4 x 19.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2800195

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Photograph of a pair of flintlock pistols. The upper pistol faces right, and the lower pistol faces left.Scrollwork decoration is applied to almost all parts of the pistols
  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

  • 12.4 x 19.1 cm (image)

  • 'Pair of Louis XIV Pistols'

  • 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
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Firearms
              • Pistols
    • History
      • History of Europe
        • History of France
          • France-History (House of Bourbon 1589-1789)
            • France-History (Louis XIV 1643-1715)