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South Kensington Museum, Lecture Theatre, facade

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Victoria and Albert Museum (photographed)

  • Date:

    1868 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Davis Burton, J. (photographer)
    Department of Science and Art of the Committee of Council on Education (commissioned by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen prints

  • Museum number:

    60752

  • 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

Stereographic photographs mounted on green card of the facade and entrance to a building with three columned windows on the first floor.

Place of Origin

Victoria and Albert Museum (photographed)

Date

1868 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Davis Burton, J. (photographer)
Department of Science and Art of the Committee of Council on Education (commissioned by)

Materials and Techniques

Albumen prints

Dimensions

Height: 7.9 cm image, Width: 7.7 cm image, Height: 7.9 cm image, Width: 7.7 cm image, Height: 33.1 cm mount, Width: 26.6 cm mount

Descriptive line

Photograph by J. Davis Burton, No. 2 in the London Series, 'South Kensington Museum, Lecture Theatre, facade', stereoscopic albumen prints, 1868

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Julius Bryant, ed. Art and Design for All. The Victoria and Albert Museum London: V&A Publishing, 2011. ISBN: 9781851776665.

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Albumen process

Subjects depicted

Museums; Facades; Entrances; Subject

Categories

Photographs; Architecture; History of the V&A

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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