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  • Place of origin:

    Madrid (photographed)

  • Date:

    1863 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Clifford, Jane, born 19 - died 19 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen print

  • Museum number:

    42261

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 762

Place of Origin

Madrid (photographed)

Date

1863 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Clifford, Jane, born 19 - died 19 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Albumen print

Object history note

This is one of a series of photographs by Jane Clifford of ‘Treasures of the Dauphin’ – the collection of vessels of rock crystal and decorative hardstones embellished with gold and silver mounts, precious gems and pearls inherited by Philip V (1683-1746) from his father, Louis, the Grand Dauphin of France (1661-1711) in the collection of the Royal Museum, Madrid (now the Prado). Jane and her husband Charles established a photographic studio in Madrid in 1850 and photographed many objects in the Royal Collection. Upon the death of Charles in 1863, Jane continued to run the studio. The 'Treasures' were photographed by Jane for the Department of Science and Art by the express permission of Her Majesty, the Queen of Spain (Isabella II) at the instruction of J.C. Robinson, Curator in the Department of Science and Art for the South Kensington Museum (which was to become the V&A).

Descriptive line

Photograph by Jane Clifford, 'Cup and Cover', Royal Collection, Madrid, Spain, albumen print, 1863

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Photography; Albumen process

Categories

Photographs; Glass

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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