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Photograph - Boule Table with Clock, French, about 1700
  • Boule Table with Clock, French, about 1700
    Thompson, Charles Thurston, born 1816 - died 1868
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Boule Table with Clock, French, about 1700

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    London (photographed)

  • Date:

    1853 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Thompson, Charles Thurston, born 1816 - died 1868 (photographer)
    South Kensington Museum (commissioned by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    albumen print

  • Museum number:

    33008

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DELTA, shelf 15

In 1853, Charles Thurston Thompson, the first Official Photographer of the South Kensington Museum (later the V&A), was commissioned to photograph a loan exhibition of furniture at Gore House, London. It was the first of many photographic campaigns documenting temporary loan exhibitions that were to become a hallmark of the Museum's photographic service.

Physical description

A sepia-coloured photograph mounted with 5 other photographs in a mount labelled 'Photographs of Furniture'

Place of Origin

London (photographed)

Date

1853 (made)

Artist/maker

Thompson, Charles Thurston, born 1816 - died 1868 (photographer)
South Kensington Museum (commissioned by)

Materials and Techniques

albumen print

Dimensions

Height: 75.5 cm mount, Width: 54.5 cm mount

Object history note

Found in Furniture Section.

Descriptive line

Photograph by Charles Thurston Thompson, 'Boule Table with Clock, French, about 1700', from the series Furniture Exhibited at Gore House, albumen print, 1853

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

Catalogue of specimens of cabinet work exhibited at Gore House, Kensington. Great Britain: Dept. of Science & Art, 1853.

Techniques

Photography

Subjects depicted

Clocks; Tables

Categories

Photographs; Furniture; Clocks & Watches

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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