Search "" as a keyword...
Filter suggestionsContinue typing to see suggestions...
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: Medallions by Flaxman


Albumen print | 13.5 x 18.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2800205

Photograph showing eight circular and oval medallions of white jasperware with black dip. Each medallion is decorated with applied white bas-relief depicting classical figures. For instance, the larger medallion, at the centre of the photograph, depicts a naked young Bacchus with his attributes of a wreath of vine-leaves and grapes on his head. He holds a thyrsus (a wand tipped with a pine cone) and is being raised aloft in a sitting position by two wingless cherubs who stand on either side of him.

Jasperware was developed by Josiah Wedgewood (1730-95) and refers to a type of matte, unglazed stoneware. 
  • Creator(s)

    View person page

    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

  • 13.5 x 18.3 cm (image)

  • 'Medallions by Flaxman'

  • 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
      • Plastic arts
        • Numismatics
          • Medallions
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Cupid
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Vehicles
          • Simple transport
            • Carriages
              • Chariots
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Horses