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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: Sword Hilt 1854

Albumen print | 16.5 x 11.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2800194

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Photograph showing the swept hilt of a rapier. The rapier has a round pommel and guard decorared with a figure and vegetation scroll design. The grip is wrapped with wire
  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

  • 16.5 x 11.7 cm (image)

  • 'Sword Hilt'

  • 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)
            • Side arms (weapons)
              • Swords
              • Sabres
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Plastic arts
        • Sculpture
          • Reliefs
    • People
      • Children