View of the grounds of the South Kensington Museum, 1891 thumbnail 1
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Request to view at the Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F , Case X, Shelf 601, Box 1

View of the grounds of the South Kensington Museum, 1891

Photograph
1891 (photographed)
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
Photograph by Isabel Cowper, View of the grounds of the South Kensington Museum, albumen print, 1891
Physical Description
A mounted sepia-coloured photograph showing a family lounging under a tree in gardens.
Dimensions
  • Image height: 27.5cm
  • Image width: 24.1cm
  • Mount height: 33.1cm
  • Mount width: 26.8cm
  • Mount height: 53.3cm
  • Mount width: 38.2cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'VIEW IN THE GROUNDS OF THE SOUTH KENSINGTON MUSEUM, 1861'
Object history
Gardens are adjacent to the Residences of the South Kensington Museum.
Subjects 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.

Other Number
13489, GC3516 - Negative number (V&A Archive Guard Book reference)
Collection
Accession Number
PH.55-1892

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