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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: Cellini's Shield 1854

Albumen print | 11.8 x 17.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2800188

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Photograph showing a close-up view of the Parade Shield, sometimes called Cellini's Shield. The close up depicts one of the four episodes from the life of Julius Caesar shown on the shield. This particular episode depicts the head and ring of Pompey brought to Caesar on his arrival in Egypt.

The shield is held by the Royal Collection (RCNI 62978) and is currently on display in the Queen's Guard Chamber, Windsor Castle.

  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

    Benvenuto Cellini (1500-70)
  • 11.8 x 17.0 cm (image)

  • 'Cellini's Shield'; The Parade Shield

  • Commissioned by Henry Cole. Later acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Greater London [England]
              • London [Greater London]
                • City of Westminster
                  • Marlborough House [London]
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • War operations
            • Battles
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Armour
              • Shields (armour)
              • Helmets
            • Side arms (weapons)
              • Swords