Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Request to view at the Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F , Case X, Shelf 48, Box H

Octagon Tower Cordova

Photograph
1860s-1870s (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Photograph of a monument with a haloed saint on a column above a tower on sculpted rocks, another saint either side of the door. Mounted on green card.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
albumen print
Brief Description
View of Octagon Tower, Cordova, photograph by Frith & Co.
Physical Description
Photograph of a monument with a haloed saint on a column above a tower on sculpted rocks, another saint either side of the door. Mounted on green card.
Dimensions
  • Photograph height: 208mm
  • Photograph width: 161mm
  • Green card mount height: 331mm
  • Green card mount width: 267mm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 2546 OCTAGON TOWER; CORDOVA (Printed along bottom edge of photograph)
  • possibly Frith (Inscribed on mount in pencil)
  • Cordovar (Inscribed on mount in pen)
Object history
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.
Subjects depicted
Place Depicted
Bibliographic Reference
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.
Other Number
2546 - F. Frith & Co. serial number
Collection
Accession Number
E.3173-1995

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record createdJuly 4, 2007
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