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Photograph - Manresa

Manresa

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Manresa (photographed)

  • Date:

    1860s-1870s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Francis Frith & Co. (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    albumen print

  • Museum number:

    E.3664-1995

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 1038

Physical description

Photograph of Manresa from an elevated viewpoint showing the city with the river in the foreground and mountains in the background. Mounted on green card.

Place of Origin

Manresa (photographed)

Date

1860s-1870s (made)

Artist/maker

Francis Frith & Co. (makers)

Materials and Techniques

albumen print

Marks and inscriptions

2587
Inscribed in pen on bottom corner of photograph

2587 MANRESA FROM [...]
Printed along bottom edge of photograph.

Frith L.F
Inscribed in pencil on mount

Dimensions

Height: 161 mm photograph, Width: 208 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

Photographed of Manresa 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

Cities; Mountains; Rivers

Categories

Photographs; Topography

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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