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Francis Bedford (1815-94)

Works of Art Exhibited at Marlborough House, 1854: A Jewelled Cross, formerly belonging to Mary, Queen of Scots 1854

Albumen print | 11.5 x 7.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2800159

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Photograph of a jewelled cross made from three circular elements and a pear-shaped one. Inside the cross is a smaller cross formed by six circular stones. The cross hangs from a circular-shaped element. The object is decorated with jewels on the body, and filigree (ornamental wirework) around its perimeter. Three single stones hang from the arms and the lower element of the cross.

The cross once belonged to Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-87).
  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-87)
  • 11.5 x 7.2 cm (image)

  • 'A jewelled Cross, formerly belonging to Mary, Queen of Scots'

  • 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]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Jewellery