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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: Morel's Agate Cup. Enamel


Albumen print | 12.9 x 10.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2800163

Photograph of a cup with an agate bowl supported by an enamelled stem in the the shape of two human figures. One figure sits on the shoulders of the other. The handle is formed by a drape, held at one end by a female figure riding a sea creature and, at the other end, by a putto.
  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

  • 12.9 x 10.0 cm (image)

  • ''Morel's Agate Cup. Enamel.'

  • 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
          • Cups
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Fish