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Photograph - View over Quadrangle from south-east towards Lecture Theatre, with Sheepshanks Gallery in foreground before galleries, built joining it at south end
  • View over Quadrangle from south-east towards Lecture Theatre, with Sheepshanks Gallery in foreground before galleries, built joining it at south end
    Cowper, Isabel Agnes, born 1826 - died 1911 Department of Science and Art of the Committee of Council on Education
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View over Quadrangle from south-east towards Lecture Theatre, with Sheepshanks Gallery in foreground before galleries, built joining it at south end

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    South Kensington (photographed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1872 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cowper, Isabel Agnes, born 1826 - died 1911
    Department of Science and Art of the Committee of Council on Education (commissioned by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen print

  • Museum number:

    73374

  • Gallery location:

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

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 photograph of a view over the rooftop of a low built buiding towards a taller building with arched windows.

Place of Origin

South Kensington (photographed)

Date

ca. 1872 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Cowper, Isabel Agnes, born 1826 - died 1911
Department of Science and Art of the Committee of Council on Education (commissioned by)

Materials and Techniques

Albumen print

Marks and inscriptions

'Architecture, etc. England & Wales / Reversed/ IIaa / London: South Kensington/ Victoria & Albert Museum / View of Centre of Museum
ink and pencil, mount

library stamp
blindstamp, upper centre mount

Dimensions

Height: 27.1 cm mount, Width: 34 cm mount

Descriptive line

Photograph, Isabel Agnes Cowper, View over Quadrangle from south-east towards Lecture Theatre, with Sheepshanks Gallery in foreground before galleries, built joining it at south end, albumen print, ca. 1872

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Albumen process

Subjects depicted

Museums

Categories

Photographs; Architecture; History of the V&A

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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