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Plan of the parishes of Kensington and St. Margarets, Westminster

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    London (printed)

  • Date:

    1856 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    ink on paper

  • Museum number:

    34954

  • 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 printed map detailing the area around South Kensington

Place of Origin

London (printed)

Date

1856 (printed)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

ink on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'PLAN OF ESTATES IN THE PARISHES OF KENSINGTON AND ST. MARGARETS WESTMINSTER IN THE COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX PURCHASED BY HER MAJESTY'S COMMISIONERS FOR THE EXHIBITION OF 1851'
printed, lower right

'IIaa'
'Topography. England & Wales'
London. South Kensington Exhibition'
'2nd Corp'l J.F. [illeg?] Church'
'R.S. of [illeg?] Miners
[illeg.] 1856
ink, pencil mount

Dimensions

Height: 19.5 cm image, Width: 14.0 cm image, Height: 29.1 cm mount, Width: 24.3 cm mount

Descriptive line

Mounted albumen print, plan of the estates of the area of South Kensington, commissioned for the Exhibition of 1851, 1856

Subjects depicted

Maps

Categories

Photographs; Architecture; History of the V&A

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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