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Albertopolis

  • Object:

    Tile panel

  • Place of origin:

    Broseley (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1871-1888 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Maw & Co. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware, blue underglaze

  • Museum number:

    C.158-1979

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

The tile is moulded in relief with underglaze blue decoration. Many major buildings are shown, with Joseph Durham's Memorial to the Great Exhibition in the centre foreground; the arcades of the Garden of the Royal Horticultural Society to the right; the inner facade of the South Kensington Museum to the left and the Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences in the background. The buildings are in a monochrome brown, beaneath a blue sky, all under a semi-matt glaze.

Place of Origin

Broseley (made)

Date

ca. 1871-1888 (made)

Artist/maker

Maw & Co. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware, blue underglaze

Marks and inscriptions

MUSIC SCHOOL / ROYAL ALBERT HALL / SCIENCE SCHOOL / N. ARCADE HORTICULTURAL GARDENS & CONSERVATORY / FACADE INNER COURT KENSINGTON MUSEUM / MEMORIAL OF INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION 1851

Dimensions

Height: 44.4 cm, Width: 102 cm, Depth: 8.5 cm

Descriptive line

Lead-glazed earthenware with underglaze blue and relief decoration depicting the Royal Albert Hall. English, Maw & Co., 1851

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Bryant, Julius. Art and Design for all: The Victoria and Albert Museum . London: V&A publishing, 2011. ISBN 978 1 85177 666 5

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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