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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: Silver Cup by Morel 1854

Albumen print | 16.0 x 10.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2800174

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Photograph of a silver lidded cup decorated with scroll chasing and gem insets. The stem has a sphere, half way up, decorated with four medallions. The medallion facing the camera depicts a satyr. The cup bowl and lid have figures in high relief. The handle has the shape of a semi-naked infant holding cymbals.
  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

  • 16.0 x 10.1 cm (image)

  • 'Silver Cup 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]
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Chemistry
        • Metals
          • Silver
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • Tableware
          • Cups
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Music
        • Musical instruments
          • Percussion instruments
            • Cymbals