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The Bowder Stone, Borrowdale

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:


  • Date:

    late 1850s

  • 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 227

Physical description

Mounted landscape format black and white print of a large andesite lava boulderon the side of a pavement on mountain. Part of a small house can be seen next to it in the background.

Place of Origin



late 1850s


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

Materials and Techniques

albumen print

Marks and inscriptions

Photographed by R. Fenton
Printed in ink on paper below image

The boulder-stone; Borrowdale
handwritten in pencil on paper below image

Descriptive line

Photograph by Roger Fenton, 'The Bowder Stone, Borrowdale', Cumbria, mounted black and white print


Photographic paper




The Royal Photographic Society; Landscapes; Rural life; Photographs


Royal Photographic Society Collection

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