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Photograph - Side view of packing case and horse-drawn 'van' for transport of Raphael Cartoons from Hampton Court to South Kensington Museum
  • Side view of packing case and horse-drawn 'van' for transport of Raphael Cartoons from Hampton Court to South Kensington Museum
    Thompson, Charles Thurston, born 1816 - died 1868
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Side view of packing case and horse-drawn 'van' for transport of Raphael Cartoons from Hampton Court to South Kensington Museum

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    South Kensington Museum (photographed)

  • Date:

    1865 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Thompson, Charles Thurston, born 1816 - died 1868 (photographer)
    Spackman, Benjamin L. (Sergeant) (photographer)
    Department of Science and Art of the Committee of Council on Education (commissioned by)
    Royal Engineers (photographers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen print

  • Museum number:

    68728

  • Gallery location:

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

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 group of workers constructing a large crate mounted on wheels with another completed crage in the background. Ladders lean agains the crate and hold platforms for workers. Boards of wood lay on the grounds.

Place of Origin

South Kensington Museum (photographed)

Date

1865 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Thompson, Charles Thurston, born 1816 - died 1868 (photographer)
Spackman, Benjamin L. (Sergeant) (photographer)
Department of Science and Art of the Committee of Council on Education (commissioned by)
Royal Engineers (photographers)

Materials and Techniques

Albumen print

Marks and inscriptions

'Carriage and case for conveying the Raphael Cartoons from Hampton Court Palace to South Kensington Museum, May 1865'
ink, lower right mount

library stamp
blindstamp, upper centre mount

Dimensions

Height: 23.2 cm image, Width: 29.1 cm image, Height: 29.9 cm mount, Width: 38.9 cm mount

Descriptive line

Photograph, side view of packing case and horse-drawn 'van' for transport of Raphael Cartoons from Hampton Court to South Kensington Museum, albumen print, 1865

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Albumen process

Subjects depicted

Subject; Crates; Ladders; Raphael Cartoons

Categories

Photographs; Architecture; History of the V&A

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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