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Francis Bedford (1815-94)

Works of Art Exhibited at Marlborough House, 1854: A Medallion to Commemorate the Victories of Marlborough 1854

Albumen print | 13.2 x 13.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2800183

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Photograph of a circular medallion decorated with four battle scenes, portrayed in shaped and inscribed frames carried by four putti. In the background are standards, flags, horns, spears, axes and other arms. There is an inscription in Latin all along the circumference of the medallion.

The medallion commemorates the victories of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (1650 – 1722), including the Battle of Blenheim (1704).
  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

  • 13.2 x 13.3 cm (image)

  • 'A Medallion to Commemorate the Victories of Marlborough'

  • 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
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Mythical creatures
            • Cherubs
    • Genealogy and Heraldry
      • Flags