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Photograph - Burgos: Great Gateway

Burgos: Great Gateway

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Burgos (City) (photographed)

  • Date:

    1860s-1870s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Francis Frith & Co. (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    albumen print

  • Museum number:

    E.3189-1995

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 48, box H

Physical description

Photograph of a large ornamental gate featuring statues of saints and other figures. Mounted on green card.

Place of Origin

Burgos (City) (photographed)

Date

1860s-1870s (made)

Artist/maker

Francis Frith & Co. (makers)

Materials and Techniques

albumen print

Marks and inscriptions

2571 Burgos: Great Gateway
Printed on bottom edge of photograph

Frith
Inscribed on the mount in pencil

Burgos / Great / Gateway
Inscribed on mount in pen

called Puerta / Santa Maria
Inscribed on mount in pencil

Dimensions

Height: 209 mm photograph, Width: 161 mm photograph, Height: 331 mm green card mount, Width: 267 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

Burgos Great Gateway, 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.

Techniques

Albumen process

Subjects depicted

Statues; Gateways

Categories

Photographs; Topography

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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