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Photograph - Cast of tabernacle from the Church of St. Leonard at Léau near Brussels in Cast Court (Gallery 46A)
  • Cast of tabernacle from the Church of St. Leonard at Léau near Brussels in Cast Court (Gallery 46A)
    Department of Science and Art of the Committee of Council on Education
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Cast of tabernacle from the Church of St. Leonard at Léau near Brussels in Cast Court (Gallery 46A)

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    South Kensington Museum (photographed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1870s (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen print

  • Museum number:

    78064A

  • Gallery location:

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

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 photograph of a church tabernacle on display.

Place of Origin

South Kensington Museum (photographed)

Date

ca. 1870s (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

"'76-104. PLASTER CAST. Tabernacle. the original, of stone, is in the church of St. Leonard at Léau, near Brussels. It was erected in 1552, from the designs of Corneille de Vriendt. Flemish. 16th centy. H. 60 ft., 7 ft. square at base. Acquired in exchange from the Belgian Government."
printed label, lower centre mount

Dimensions

Height: 48.5 cm mount, Width: 37 cm mount

Descriptive line

Photograph, Cast of tabernacle from the Church of St. Leonard at Léau near Brussels in Cast Court (Gallery 46A), albumen print, ca. 1870s

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Albumen process

Subjects depicted

Museums; Plaster casts; Tabernacles

Categories

Photographs; Architecture; History of the V&A; Photographs of plaster casts

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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