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Photograph - South Kensington, 1862 International Exhibition buildings, main frontage to Cromwell Road with South Kensington Museum plot on left and Thurloe Place in foreground
  • South Kensington, 1862 International Exhibition buildings, main frontage to Cromwell Road with South Kensington Museum plot on left and Thurloe Place in foreground
    Department of Science and Art of the Committee of Council on Education
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South Kensington, 1862 International Exhibition buildings, main frontage to Cromwell Road with South Kensington Museum plot on left and Thurloe Place in foreground

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    South Kensington (photographed)

  • Date:

    10/01/1862 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen print

  • Museum number:

    1537-1927

  • 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 streetscape with the unadorned exterior side of a building surrounded by a brick wall . In the distance is a larger building with arched windows. A streelampis visible in the foreground.

Place of Origin

South Kensington (photographed)

Date

10/01/1862 (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 Exhib 1862 / Thurloe Square'
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 buildings, main frontage to Cromwell Road with South Kensington Museum plot on left and Thurloe Place in foreground, 1862

Subjects depicted

Streetscapes; Streetlamps

Categories

Photographs; Architecture; History of the V&A

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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