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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: Sévres Enamelled Vase


Albumen print | 18.8 x 12.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2800164

Photograph of an enamelled oinochoe vase, shaped like a wine jug. The body of the vase is decorated with a depiction of a small naked child standing with its arms entwined in fruit vines, overlooked by a bearded head flanked by reclining naked figures. Scrolls and festoons decorate the whole vase.
  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

  • 18.8 x 12.7 cm (image)

  • 'Sevres enamelled Vase'

  • 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]
    • Paris [France]
      • Sèvres [France]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Packaging
          • Containers
            • Vessels (containers)
              • Vases
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Decorative motifs
        • Stylised plants & flowers