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Photograph - Design by Captain Fowke for exterior of International Exhibition building
  • Design by Captain Fowke for exterior of International Exhibition building
    Department of Science and Art of the Committee of Council on Education
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Design by Captain Fowke for exterior of International Exhibition building

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    South Kensington Museum (photographed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1860 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Department of Science and Art of the Committee of Council on Education (commissioned by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen print

  • Museum number:

    E.1035-1989

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 601, box E

Photographs and photographers were present from the very beginning of the V&A's history and the Museum has an extensive collection of images from the 1850s through to the present which documents the construction and development of the V&A and the South Kensington site.

Originally collected by the National Art Library as part of a programme to record works of art, architecture and design in the interest of public education, these topographic and architectural views were valued as records and as source material for students of architecture and design. As well as being crucial records of the history of the V&A, and an important element within the National Art Library's visual encyclopaedia, these photographs are also significant artefacts in the history of the art of photography.

Physical description

A mounted sepia-coloured photograph of a design for a building showing the facade and a street-scene with horse-drawn carriages and figures in the foreground.

Place of Origin

South Kensington Museum (photographed)

Date

ca. 1860 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Department of Science and Art of the Committee of Council on Education (commissioned by)

Materials and Techniques

Albumen print

Marks and inscriptions

'Design by Captn. Fowke R.E. for completing the Exterior of the International Exhibition Building. / CROMWELL ROAD'
printed on mount

Dimensions

Height: 10.6 cm image, Width: 28.2 cm image, Height: 20.5 cm mount, Width: 35.6 cm mount

Descriptive line

Photograph, Design by Captain Fowke for exterior of International Exhibition building, albumen print, ca. 1860s

Production Note

Anonymous:

Subjects depicted

Designs; Exhibitions

Categories

Photographs; Architecture; History of the V&A

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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