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Photograph - Gibraltar. View

Gibraltar. View

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Gibraltar (photographed)

  • Date:

    1860s-1870s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Francis Frith & Co. (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen print

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 40

Physical description

Photograph of the Rock of Gibraltar with beach in the foreground. Beach has a small jetty and there are numerous buildings. Mounted on green card.

Place of Origin

Gibraltar (photographed)


1860s-1870s (made)


Francis Frith & Co. (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Albumen print

Marks and inscriptions

probably Frith
inscribed on mount in pencil

Gibraltar / View
Inscribed on mount in pen

1344 Gibraltar
Printed along bottom edge of photograph


Height: 160 mm photograph, Width: 208 mm photograph, Height: 330 mm green card mount, Width: 266 mm green card mount

Object history note

Francis Frith was one of the most successful commercial photographers from the 1860s onwards. Throughout the 1850s and 1860s photographs of historical and topographical sites were highly desirable. This image is part of the V&A's Frith archive which consists of some 4200 whole plate albumen prints. The photographs are file prints which were probably used as place-makers allowing easy retrieval of stocks of unmounted prints at the Francis Frith & Co Archive.

Descriptive line

View of Gibraltar, photograph by Frith & Co.

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

David Balsells etc al. Napper I Frith. Un viatge fotogràfic per la Ibéria del segle XIX with an essay by Martin Barnes. Barcelona, Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, 2007. ISBN 978-84-8043-181-1.


Albumen process

Subjects depicted

Buildings; Beaches


Photographs; Topography


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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