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Exhibitions and records of works of art

Prince Albert recognised the importance of photography to record and document notable exhibitions and works of art


Works of Art Exhibited at Marlborough House, 1854: Chinese Card Rack Carved in Ivory


Albumen print | 19.6 x 13.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2800220

Photograph of an intricately carved ivory rack with human figures, trees, leaf scrolls, fish and dragons. The rack has seven sections, each with a plaque with the day of the week on it, starting with Sunday.
  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

  • 19.6 x 13.4 cm (image)

  • 'Chinese Card Rack Carved in Ivory'

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

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Greater London [England]
              • London [Greater London]
                • City of Westminster
                  • Marlborough House [London]
    • Organisation
      • Documentation
        • Cards
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Fish
          • Mythical creatures
            • Dragons
              • Chinese Dragons