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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 B

Physical description

A photograph of a 15th century oak cross, from a rood screen, ornamented with crockets and with quatrefoil compartments at the ends of the limbs carved with the emblems of the four Evangelists. There was originally a figure of Christ attached to the cross but it is now missing.

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 object 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 this object) from him.

Descriptive line

Photograph of a 15th century French oak cross which was 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



Subjects depicted



Photographs; Woodwork; Christianity; Religion


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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