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Francis Bedford (1815-94)

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

Albumen print | 18.2 x 13.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2800238

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Photograph showing a curled powder flask, at the centre, and three other containers for firearms accessories. All objects are embroidered in a similar flowerhead design.
  • Creator(s)

    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

  • 18.2 x 13.3 cm (image)

  • 'Indian Embroidered Matchlock Accoutrements'

  • 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 [London]
                  • Marlborough House [London]
      • Asia
        • India
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art needlework
        • Embroidery
      • Decorative techniques & surface decoration
        • Floral decorations
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Firearms
              • Guns
        • Packaging
          • Bags (containers)