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South Kensington Museum, North Court, north-west corner, showing architectural casts, view towards Pisa Cathedral pulpit

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    South Kensington Museum (photographed)

  • Date:

    1868 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Davis Burton, J. (photographer)
    Department of Science and Art of the Committee of Council on Education (commissioned by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stereoscopic albumen prints

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by Alan S. Cole, 27 July 1908

  • Museum number:

    PH.1537-1908

  • Gallery location:

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

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

Stereoscopic photographs mounted on yellow card showing the interior of an exhibition space with plaster casts, including a chariot drawn by two horses.

Place of Origin

South Kensington Museum (photographed)

Date

1868 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Davis Burton, J. (photographer)
Department of Science and Art of the Committee of Council on Education (commissioned by)

Materials and Techniques

Stereoscopic albumen prints

Marks and inscriptions

DAVIS BURTON'S / LONDON SERIES
On front of object along edges.

SOUTH KENSINGTON MUSEUM / Photographed by Special Permission, by J. David Burton / No.4 NORTH COURT-NORTH-WEST CORNER / Shewing Casts of the Biga (or two horse chariot) from the original in marble at the Vatican, and of the Pulpit by / Giovani Pisano, formerly in the Cathedral at Pisa. (See Guide Book to S. K. M., pp.23, 24, 25.) / (,i>Reg. No. 50)
Back of object

Dimensions

Height: 82 mm single image, Width: 83 mm single image, Height: 87 mm card, Width: 176 mm card

Descriptive line

Photographs by J. Davis Burton, No. 4 in the London Series, 'South Kensington Museum, North Court, north-west corner, showing architectural casts, view towards Pisa Cathedral pulpit', albumen prints, 1868

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Albumen process

Subjects depicted

Chariots; Horses; Pulpits; Plaster casts; Museums

Categories

Photographs; Architecture; History of the V&A; Photographs of plaster casts

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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