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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: Vulcan and Jupiter. Silver Chasing 1854

Albumen print | 11.8 x 12.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2800167

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Photograph of a silver plaque depicting Vulcan, on the lower right, giving thunderbolts to Jupiter, represented on clouds in mid-air and supported by an eagle. Vulcan's furnace is on the far right, and there are a number of putti in his workshop. Examples of metalwork are scattered within the open air workshop. In the uppermost area of the plaque is a female nude seated on a chariot.
  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

  • 11.8 x 12.4 cm (image)

  • 'Vulcan and Jupiter'

  • 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]
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Jupiter (myth)
            • Cupid
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Chemistry
        • Metals
          • Silver
    • People
      • Children
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Armour
              • Shields (armour)