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Photograph - Exterior view of the Architectural Museum, Canon Row, Westminster, London
  • Exterior view of the Architectural Museum, Canon Row, Westminster, London
    Department of Science and Art of the Committee of Council on Education
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Exterior view of the Architectural Museum, Canon Row, Westminster, London

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    London (The Architectural Museum was later absorbed into the V&A., photographed)

  • Date:

    1852-1857 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Department of Science and Art of the Committee of Council on Education (commissioned by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen print

  • Museum number:

    32458

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 601, box 1

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.

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.

Place of Origin

London (The Architectural Museum was later absorbed into the V&A., photographed)

Date

1852-1857 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Department of Science and Art of the Committee of Council on Education (commissioned by)

Materials and Techniques

Albumen print

Marks and inscriptions

'A.b. London
Westminster Cannon [sic] Row'
classification system label

Dimensions

Height: 23.1 cm image, Width: 29.0 cm image, Height: 26.8 cm mount, Width: 33.3 cm mount

Descriptive line

Mounted albumen print, exterior view, Architectural Museum, Canon Row, Westminster, London, 1852-1857

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Albumen process

Subjects depicted

Museums

Categories

Photographs; Architecture; History of the V&A

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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