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The Bowder Stone, Borrowdale

  • Object:

    photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Cumbria

  • 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:

    RPS.215-2019

  • 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

Cumbria

Date

late 1850s

Artist/maker

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

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Photographed

Categories

The Royal Photographic Society; Landscapes; Rural life; Photographs

Collection

Royal Photographic Society Collection

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