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Photograph - Interor view of fibrous plaster casting workshop of Tanner & Sons, Liverpool
  • Interor view of fibrous plaster casting workshop of Tanner & Sons, Liverpool
    Department of Science and Art of the Committee of Council on Education
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Interor view of fibrous plaster casting workshop of Tanner & Sons, Liverpool

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Liverpool (photographed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1900 (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.1075-1989

  • Gallery location:

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

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

An unmounted sepia-coloured photogrpah of the interior of a plaster casting workship with workers attending to casts in various states of completion displayed on long worktables. The walls of the workshop itself are covered with decorative casts.

Place of Origin

Liverpool (photographed)

Date

ca. 1900 (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

The 'Fibrous plaster Workshop / of John Tanner Gill Street / Liverpool'

Descriptive line

Photograph, Liverpool, interor view of fibrous plaster casting workshop of Tanner & Sons, Liverpool, albumen print, ca. 1900

Production Note

Anonymous:

Subjects depicted

Plaster casts

Categories

Photographs; Architecture; History of the V&A

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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