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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: Terra Cotta Group by Clodion


Albumen print | 16.5 x 11.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2800206

Photograph of a full length group scene, depicting a satyr carrying an inebriated Bacchante on his back while holding the hand of a child satyr, who stands on the right. The Bacchante holds a glass in her right hand.

The terra cotta sculpture is by Claude Michel, largely known as Clodion (1738-1814).
  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

    After Claude-Michel Clodion (1738-1814) (artist)

  • 16.5 x 11.9 cm (image)

  • 'Terra cotta Group by Clodion'

  • 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]
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Pan (myth)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Ceramics
        • Terracotta
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Horticulture
          • Grapes
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Music
        • Musical instruments
          • Woodwind instruments
            • Flutes
              • Pan-pipes