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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (photographed)

  • Date:

    1850-1896 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 514a, case X, shelf 262, box A

Physical description

A photograph depicting two groups of carved figures and a single carved figure. One of the groups of figures, made from walnut wood that has been carved and painted, consists of St. Anne holding in her right hand the Virgin Mary with the infant Jesus and in her left hand an open book. The other group, also carved from walnut wood that has been painted and gilded, includes the Virgin Mary offering a bunch of grapes in her right hand to the infant Jesus in her left, who is holding a bird. The single figure, carved from walnut wood and painted and gilded, represents St. John the Evangelist holding an open book in his hands.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (photographed)


1850-1896 (photographed)


Unknown (photographer)

Materials and Techniques



Height: 41.8 cm mount, Width: 34.1 cm mount

Object history note

The objects in this photograph formed part of the collection of Emile Peyre (1824-1904), a notable Parisian collector of French Medieval and Renaissance artefacts. In 1895 the South Kensington Museum (renamed the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1900), bought over 300 pieces of furniture and woodwork (including these objects) from him.

Descriptive line

Photograph of a group of French carved figures which were previously part of the collection of Emile Peyre, Great Britain, 1850s-1896

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

On a label pasted to the mount.


Photographic paper




Photographs; Woodwork; Sculpture; Christianity


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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