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Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)

The "Arcades" Horticultural Gardens. South Kensington 1862

Albumen print | 12.8 x 18.7 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2932803

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Photograph of one of the Arcade buildings built around the borders of the Royal Horticulutural Gardens, South Kensington. The building is formed of loggias with a stone balustrade on the roof. Steps lead up to the Arcade from the garden.

The Prince Consort was instrumental in the design of the Italianate Arcades, even to the point of choosing the make and colour of the bricks used in their construction. As well as providing a sheltered border walk around the gardens, terracotta statues were intended to be placed under the loggias.

  • Creator(s)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Horticultural Society of London
    Royal Horticultural Society [London]
  • 12.8 x 18.7 cm (image) (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Greater London [England]
              • London [Greater London]
                • Kensington [London]
                  • South Kensington [London]
                    • Royal Horticultural Society Gardens [South Kensington]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Gardening
          • Gardens
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Architectural design
          • Arcades