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Fountain at Versailles

  • Object:

    photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Versailles (photographed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1913 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    autochrome

  • 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:

    RPS.100-2018

  • 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)

Date

ca. 1913 (photographed)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

autochrome

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.

Dimensions

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

Descriptive line

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

Materials

Glass

Techniques

Photography

Categories

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

Collection

Royal Photographic Society Collection

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