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Francis Bedford (1815-94)

Works of Art Exhibited at Marlborough House, 1854: Cellini's Shield 1854

Albumen print | 10.8 x 16.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2800186

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Photograph showing a close-up view of the Parade Shield, sometimes  called 'Cellini's Shield', depicting one of the four episodes from the life of Julius Caesar: This particular section depicts the defilement of Caesar's robe by the blood of the sacrifice.

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)

    Subject(s)
    Benvenuto Cellini (1500-70)
  • 10.8 x 16.7 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
    Subject(s)
    • 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
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Cattle & oxen
            • Bulls