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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: Ivory Tankard Mounted by Vechte


Albumen print | 18.2 x 13.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2800222

Photograph of an ivory tankard with metal base, lid and handle. The ivory body of the tankard is carved with the figure of a mature man holding a female figure whilst seated on a chariot pulled by two horses. The lid of the tankard depicts a centaur fighting a dragon. The handle is formed by a figure of a man wrestling a dragon.

  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

    After Antoine Vechte (1800-68) (photographer)

  • 18.2 x 13.7 cm (image)

  • 'Ivory Tankard Mounted by Vechte'

  • 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]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • Tableware
          • Tankards
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Mythical creatures
            • Dragons
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Cupid