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Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (photographed)

  • Date:

    1850-1895 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    photograph

  • Museum number:

    PH.1152-1896

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Photograph of three 16th century French wooden figures: one of carved wood, painted and gilded, representing an apostle; one of oak, formerly painted, representing St Francis of Assisi; and one of walnut wood, painted and gilded, representing a friar holding a book in his left hand.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (photographed)

Date

1850-1895 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

photograph

Dimensions

Height: 41.8 cm, Width: 34.1 cm

Object history note

The objects in the photograph formed part of the collection of Emile Peyre (1824-1904), a notable Parisian collector of French Medieval and Renaissance artefacts. The figures of the apostle and St Francis of Assisi are in the collection of the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh (formerly the Museum of Science and Art), and the figure of the friar was bought from Peyre by the V&A (formerly the South Kensington Museum) in 1895.

Descriptive line

Photograph of three French carved wooden figures previously in the collection of Emile Peyre, Great Britain, 1850s-1896

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

label pasted on mount of photograph

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Photography

Categories

Photographs; Woodwork; Sculpture

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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