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Photograph
  • Photograph
    Thompson, Charles Thurston, born 1816 - died 1868
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Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    London (photographed)

  • Date:

    1853 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Thompson, Charles Thurston, born 1816 - died 1868 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen print

  • Museum number:

    32669

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 512M, case MX13A, shelf X, box 180

In 1853, Charles Thurston Thompson, the first Official Photographer of the South Kensington Museum (later the V&A), was commissioned to photograph a loan exhibition of furniture at Gore House, London. It was the first of many photographic campaigns documenting temporary loan exhibitions that were to become a hallmark of the Museum's photographic service.

Physical description

A sepia-colured photograph mounted in a bound 91 page album of 142 prints. The prints are usually mounted two to a page, with the National Art Library Stamp visible upper centre. There are some blank pages and end pages.

Place of Origin

London (photographed)

Date

1853 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Thompson, Charles Thurston, born 1816 - died 1868 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Albumen print

Marks and inscriptions

'PHOTOGRAPHS / THURSTON THOMPSON / FURNITURE / CARVED METAL WORK / ETC. / II
gold printed title on spine of album

'Photographs / by / C. THURSTON THOMPSON / VOL. 2 / FURNITURE EXHID AT GORE HOUSE, 1853 / CARVED WOOD WORK. / METAL WORK. / ARMS AND ARMOUR.'
Printed title page of album

Dimensions

Height: 57.9 cm album cover, Width: 41 cm album cover, Depth: 7 cm album

Descriptive line

Thurston Thompson, Charles. Commode
Album, Vol II, of Objects: Furniture Exhibition at Gore House, 1853, 19thC

Techniques

Photography

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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