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Manresa

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

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
albumen print
Brief Description
Photographed of Manresa by Frith & Co.
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.
Dimensions
  • Photograph height: 161mm
  • Photograph width: 208mm
  • Green card mount height: 331mm
  • Green card mount width: 267mm
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)
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
Places 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
2587 - F. Frith & Co. serial number
Collection
Accession Number
E.3664-1995

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record createdJuly 5, 2007
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