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Francis Bedford (1815-94)

Works of Art Exhibited at Marlborough House, 1854: Sévres Enamelled Vase 1854

Albumen print | 18.8 x 12.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2800164

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Photograph of an enamelled oinochoe vase, shaped like a wine jug. The body of the vase is decorated with a depiction of a small naked child standing with its arms entwined in fruit vines, overlooked by a bearded head flanked by reclining naked figures. Scrolls and festoons decorate the whole vase.
  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

  • 18.8 x 12.7 cm (image)

  • 'Sevres enamelled Vase'

  • 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]
        • France
          • Île-de-France [France]
            • Paris [France]
              • Sèvres [France]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Packaging
          • Containers
            • Vessels (containers)
              • Vases
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Decorative motifs
        • Stylised plants & flowers