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Francis Bedford (1815-94)

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

Albumen print | 11.6 x 17.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2800185

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Photograph showing a close-up view of The Parade Shield, sometimes known as ''Cellini's Shield' The close up depicts one of the four episodes from the life of Julius Caesar. This particular section depicts The Battle of Dyrrachium with Caesar's armour-bearer cutting off the arm of his assailant.

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)
  • 11.6 x 17.8 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
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Horses