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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 2800207

Photograph of a terracotta full length group, depicting a satyr embracing and kissing a naked nymph, or Bacchante. The satyr holds  a garland above their heads with his left hand. An infant satyr stands on the right, carrying a panflute in his left hand. Grapes, a wine jug and a tambourine are scattered on the ground.

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

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

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

  • 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