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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: Indian Embroidered Kincob


Albumen print | 19.1 x 13.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2800239

Photograph showing a corner on an example of fine weaving from Ahmedabad in present-day Gujarat. The cloth has three outer borders, the first and third, almost identical, have floral decoration, the second has flowers and birds.

 'Kincob' is the hybrid Anglo-Indian name given to this fabric, woven in silk and metal-wrapped thread.
  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

  • 19.1 x 13.0 cm (image)

  • 'Indian Embroidered Kincob'

  • 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]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art needlework
        • Embroidery
      • Decorative techniques & surface decoration
        • Floral decorations
      • Decorative motifs
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Birds