Exterior view of the Architectural Museum, Canon Row, Westminster, London

Photograph
1852-1857 (photographed)
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, exterior view, Architectural Museum, Canon Row, Westminster, London, 1852-1857
Physical Description
A mounted albumen photograph showing the exterior of the first home of the Architectural Museum in Canon Row, London. There is a wooden staircase, an unpaved road and a cart in the distance.
Dimensions
  • Image height: 23.1cm
  • Image width: 29.0cm
  • Mount height: 26.8cm
  • Mount width: 33.3cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
'A.b. London Westminster Cannon [sic] Row' (classification system label)
Subject depicted
Place 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.

Collection
Accession Number
32458

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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