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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: Six Jewels 1854

Albumen print | 13.0 x 18.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2800161

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Photograph of six pendants pinned on a board and displayed in two rows. The upper row consists of an oval pendant, a jewelled cross and a circular pendant decorated in filigree. The lower row displays a rectangular plaque, possibly in enamel, with the figure of a baby surrounded by other figures on either side, a cross with the image of a saint in its circular centre and an oval pendant with an image of a man.
  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

    Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-87)
    Jesus Christ
  • 13.0 x 18.3 cm (image)

  • 'Six Jewels'

  • Commissioned by Henry Cole. Later acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Greater London [England]
              • London [Greater London]
                • City of Westminster
                  • Marlborough House [London]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Jewellery
          • Necklaces
            • Pendants
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child