Bronze figure from metallic screen , Lichfield Cathedral

Photograph
1861 (made)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This albumen print, an early photographic process, was taken in the photographic studio at the firm of the art metalworker Francis Skidmore (1817-1896) which was registered as Skidmore's Art Manufactures Company at Alma, Street, Coventry. It was taken by an unknown photographer in about 1861. It is a photograph of the plaster model of the figure of an angel made by the sculptor, John Birnie Philip (1824-1875) prior to electroplating it in copper before it was mounted onto the Lichfield Screen. Sir George Gilbert Scott (1811-1878) designed the screen which was made for the division between chancel and nave in Lichfield Cathedral as part of the his renovation scheme in 1861.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Albumen print on paper mounted on card
Brief Description
Photograph of figure for the screen, Lichfield Cathedral made by Skidmore's Art Manufactures Co, 1861
Physical Description
Photograph of a figure in classical robes with a scallopped edge with raised arms.
Dimensions
  • Height: 28.7cm
  • Width: 16.5cm
Production typeModel
Marks and Inscriptions
'BY SKIDMORE, COVENTRY'
Credit line
Purchased with the assistance of the Friends of the National Libraries
Object history
The provenance is the grand-daughter of Francis Skidmore.
Production
This albumen print was taken in the photographic studio at the firm of the art metalworker Francis Skidmore (1817-1896) which was registered as Skidmore's Art Manufactures Company at Alma, Street, Coventry. It was taken by an unknown photographer in about 1861. It is a photograph of the plaster model of the figure of an angel made by the sculptor, John Birnie Philip (1824-1875) prior to electroplating it in copper before it was mounted onto the Lichfield Screen. Sir George Gilbert Scott (1811-1878) designed the screen which was made for the division between chancel and nave in Lichfield Cathedral as part of the his renovation scheme in 1861.
Subjects depicted
Place Depicted
Summary
This albumen print, an early photographic process, was taken in the photographic studio at the firm of the art metalworker Francis Skidmore (1817-1896) which was registered as Skidmore's Art Manufactures Company at Alma, Street, Coventry. It was taken by an unknown photographer in about 1861. It is a photograph of the plaster model of the figure of an angel made by the sculptor, John Birnie Philip (1824-1875) prior to electroplating it in copper before it was mounted onto the Lichfield Screen. Sir George Gilbert Scott (1811-1878) designed the screen which was made for the division between chancel and nave in Lichfield Cathedral as part of the his renovation scheme in 1861.
Collection
Accession Number
E.405-2006

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record createdOctober 23, 2007
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