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Francis Bedford (1815-94)

Works of Art Exhibited at Marlborough House, 1854: A Silver Chasing by Attendorfer 1854

Albumen print | 14.1 x 10.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2800168

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Photograph of a rectangular silver plaque chased with a scene of the Crucifixion. The depiction of Christ on the cross occupies the centre of the upper half of the plaque. Crowds of soldiers in armour, some on horseback, and civilians, including the Virgin Mary, occupy the lower half. The images of the Sun and the Moon are shown respectively on the left and right corners of the plaque. The walled city of Jerusalem is visible in the background.
  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Jesus Christ
  • 14.1 x 10.7 cm (image)

  • 'A Silver Chasing by Attendorfer'

  • 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]
      • Asia
        • Israel
          • Jerusalem
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Chemistry
        • Metals
          • Silver
      • Astronomy
        • Solar system
          • Sun
          • Moon
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Armour
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Life of Christ
            • Passion of Christ
              • Christ Crucifixion