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Photograph - Interior view of the Royal Horticultural Society Council Chambers
  • Interior view of the Royal Horticultural Society Council Chambers
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Interior view of the Royal Horticultural Society Council Chambers

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Royal Horticultural Society (photographed)

  • Date:

    1908 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gelatin silver print

  • Museum number:

    32152

  • Gallery location:

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

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 black and white photograph of an interior view of the Royal Horticultural Socieity Chambers, South Kensington, with skylight, columns and neo-Renaissance plasterwork.

Place of Origin

Royal Horticultural Society (photographed)

Date

1908 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Unknown (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Gelatin silver print

Marks and inscriptions

'1908'
label affixed to mount

Dimensions

Height: 20.8 cm image, Width: 29.4 cm image, Height: 26.9 cm mount, Width: 33.4 cm mount

Descriptive line

Mounted photograph, interior view of the Royal Horticultural Society Council Chambers, 1908

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Gelatin silver process; Photography

Subjects depicted

Horticultural societies; Skylights; Columns; Interiors

Categories

Photographs; Architecture; History of the V&A

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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