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Photograph - South Kensington, 1862 International Exhibition, scaffolding, East end construction
  • South Kensington, 1862 International Exhibition, scaffolding, East end construction
    Department of Science and Art of the Committee of Council on Education
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South Kensington, 1862 International Exhibition, scaffolding, East end construction

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    South Kensington (photographed)

  • Date:

    17/07/1861 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Department of Science and Art of the Committee of Council on Education (commissioned by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen print

  • Museum number:

    1543-1927

  • Gallery location:

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

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.

This is one of many photographs which were taken to document the construction of the 1862 International Exhibtion buildings.

Physical description

A mounted sepia-coloured photograph of a construction site and a large structure of scaffold.

Place of Origin

South Kensington (photographed)

Date

17/07/1861 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Department of Science and Art of the Committee of Council on Education (commissioned by)

Materials and Techniques

Albumen print

Marks and inscriptions

'A.b. LONDON / 1862 Exhibition'
department classification label, lower right recto mount

Dimensions

Height: 27 cm mount, Width: 33.5 cm mount

Descriptive line

Photograph, South Kensington, 1862 International Exhibition, scaffolding, East end construction, albumen print, 1861

Subjects depicted

Scaffolding

Categories

Photographs; Architecture; History of the V&A

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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