Interior view of the architectural and cast gallery at the South Kensington Museum

Photograph
c. 1860s (photographed)
Interior view of the architectural and cast gallery at the South Kensington Museum thumbnail 1
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Photographs and photographers were present from the very beginning of the V&A's history and the Museum has an extensive collection of images from the 1850s through to the present which documents the construction and development of the V&A and the South Kensington site.

Originally collected by the National Art Library as part of a programme to record works of art, architecture and design in the interest of public education, these topographic and architectural views were valued as records and as source material for students of architecture and design. As well as being crucial records of the history of the V&A, and an important element within the National Art Library's visual encyclopaedia, these photographs are also significant artefacts in the history of the art of photography.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Albumen print
Brief Description
Mounted albumen print, interior view of the architectural and cast gallery at the South Kensington Museum, c. 1860s
Physical Description
An albumen print of an interior view of the South Kensington Museum showing plaster casts and architectural models and framed material.
Dimensions
  • Image height: 23.8cm
  • Image width: 29.4cm
  • Mount height: 26.9cm
  • Mount width: 33.3cm
  • Mount height: 38.3cm
  • Mount width: 53.2cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
'A.b. London' (classification system label)
Subjects depicted
Places Depicted
Summary
Photographs and photographers were present from the very beginning of the V&A's history and the Museum has an extensive collection of images from the 1850s through to the present which documents the construction and development of the V&A and the South Kensington site.



Originally collected by the National Art Library as part of a programme to record works of art, architecture and design in the interest of public education, these topographic and architectural views were valued as records and as source material for students of architecture and design. As well as being crucial records of the history of the V&A, and an important element within the National Art Library's visual encyclopaedia, these photographs are also significant artefacts in the history of the art of photography.

Associated Object
33728 (Duplicate)
Bibliographic Reference
Baker, Malcolm and Brenda Richardson. A Grand Design: The Art of the Victoria and Albert Museum. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1997, p. 127.
Collection
Accession Number
32053

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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