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Fountain at Versailles

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Versailles (photographed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1913 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Messinger Murdoch, Helen, born 1862 - died 1956 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    The Royal Photographic Society Collection at the V&A, acquired with the generous assistance of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Art Fund

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case XRG, shelf 847

Physical description

Autochrome depicting a water feature with fountain in the middle of the image. An avenue of trees with statues either side leads to the background of the image. Some slight peeling to the emulsion surface, stable under the glass plate. Glass plate with tape around the edges.

Place of Origin

Versailles (photographed)


ca. 1913 (photographed)


Messinger Murdoch, Helen, born 1862 - died 1956 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

'Inv 10545'
Handwritten in pencil on the top right of the tape surrounding the plate, and again on the bottom right.

'10-2/ 39'
Handwritten in pencil on a circular white sticker on the bottom left of the tape surrounding the plate.


Height: 83 mm, Width: 107 mm, Depth: 3 mm

Descriptive line

Photograph by Helen Messinger Murdoch, 'Fountain at Versailles', autochrome, France, ca. 1913






Photographs; Gardens & Gardening; Landscapes; The Royal Photographic Society


Royal Photographic Society Collection

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