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Francis Bedford (1815-94)

Works of Art Exhibited at Marlborough House, 1854: Indian Embroidered Apron 1854

Albumen print | 18.2 x 13.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2800241

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Photograph of a corner of an embroidered apron with a thin outer border with a flowerhead and leaf design and a wider inner border with a similar design but with larger flowerheads and leaves. From the corner, a spray of flowers protrudes into the bare central panel.
  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

  • 18.2 x 13.0 cm (image)

  • 'Indian Embroidered Apron'

  • 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
        • India
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art needlework
        • Embroidery
      • Decorative techniques & surface decoration
        • Floral decorations
      • Decorative motifs