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Francis Bedford (1815-94)

Works of Art Exhibited at Marlborough House, 1854: Hunting Knife by Morel 1854

Albumen print | 18.0 x 13.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2800182

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Photograph showing the handle and the top end of the scabbard of a hunting knife. The grip is decorated with the figure of a hunter and a dog in a niche. The hunter holds a longbow in his right hand and a circular object in his left. The circular object depicts the head of a deer, with a cross above its temple. Beneath the niche is a depiction of a scared fox, hiding from three dogs, crouching and snarling around the fox. On the right side of the grip is a depiction of an eagle killing a bird. Beneath the fox is a band depicting a hunter on horseback chasing a deer. There is a crucifix above the deer's head.
  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

  • 18.0 x 13.0 cm (image)

  • 'Hunting Knife by Morel'

  • 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)
            • Knife blades
            • Side arms (weapons)
              • Scabbards
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Field sports (hunting, shooting, stalking)
            • Stag hunting
          • Dogs
            • Hunting & sporting dogs
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Birds
            • Birds of prey
              • Falcons