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Albums compiled by Prince Albert, reflecting his beliefs surrounding photography

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

'Terra cotta by Clodion' 1853

Albumen print | 15.9 x 11.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2906038

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Photograph of a terracotta group featuring three figures. They include a naked female figure looking to her right as she is carried by Pan who stands in the centre. The female holds aloft a cup in her right hand and is supported on Pan by a belt that Pan wears over his right shoulder. On the right stands a small boy, hoofed, holding the hand of Pan. On the ground between Pan and the boy are grapes and pan pipes. This piece was included in a group of works of art exhibited at Marlborough House in 1854. An invoice dated 14 July 1854 for 11 photographs totalling £1 13s was submitted to Dr Ernst Becker and payment was received by Bedford on 12 October 1854 (Royal Archives PPTO/PP/QV/PP2/4840). The photograph is signed in the negative, 'F. Bedford Phot.'
  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

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

    Claude-Michel Clodion (1738-1814)
  • 15.9 x 11.9 cm (image)

  • From an album of photographs collected and arranged by Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • 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