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Photograph - South Kensington, Arch of East Dome of 1862 Exhibition before demolition
  • South Kensington, Arch of East Dome of 1862 Exhibition before demolition
    Department of Science and Art of the Committee of Council on Education
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South Kensington, Arch of East Dome of 1862 Exhibition before demolition

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    South Kensington (photographed)

  • Date:

    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:

    4988-1910

  • 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.

Physical description

A mounted sepia-coloured photograph of building debris and a large arch. On the top of the arch stands a man. Four figures are standing on the top of the arch's right support.

Place of Origin

South Kensington (photographed)

Date

1862 (photographed)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Albumen print

Dimensions

Height: 27 cm mount

Descriptive line

Photograph, 'South Kensington, Arch of East Dome of 1862 Exhibition before demolition', albumen print, 1864

Techniques

Albumen process

Subjects depicted

Exhibitions; Arches

Categories

Photographs; Architecture; History of the V&A

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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