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York: the West Porch

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    York Minster

  • Date:

    ca. 1864

  • Artist/Maker:

    Fenton, Roger, born 1819 - died 1869 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen print

  • 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 XRP, shelf 260

Physical description

Photographic print in monochrome depicting side exterior of a cathedral and its porch through the gate. Two men are depicted in front of the porch with their back facing the camera.

Place of Origin

York Minster


ca. 1864


Fenton, Roger, born 1819 - died 1869 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Albumen print

Marks and inscriptions

'York, the West Porch by R. Fenton'
Handwritten in pencil on paper on verso

Descriptive line

Photographic print by Roger Fenton, 'York: the West Porch', York, albumen print, ca. 1864


Photography; Albumen process


Photographs; The Royal Photographic Society


Royal Photographic Society Collection

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