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Photograph - Sir Henry Cole, Captain Francis Fowke, Godfrey Sykes and [?] John Liddell in the Quadrangle garden at the South Kensington Museum
  • Sir Henry Cole, Captain Francis Fowke, Godfrey Sykes and [?] John Liddell in the Quadrangle garden at the South Kensington Museum
    Thompson, Charles Thurston, born 1816 - died 1868
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Sir Henry Cole, Captain Francis Fowke, Godfrey Sykes and [?] John Liddell in the Quadrangle garden at the South Kensington Museum

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    South Kensington Museum (photographed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1862 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Thompson, Charles Thurston, born 1816 - died 1868 (photographer)
    Department of Science and Art of the Committee of Council on Education (commissioned by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen print

  • Museum number:

    E.1086-1989

  • Gallery location:

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

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 four men standing against a brick and stone facade. Three of the men hold their tophats in their hands. The other has placed his hat upon a stone sill. Two of the men jointly hold a piece of paper upon which their gaze is focused while the other two men look upon it as well.

Place of Origin

South Kensington Museum (photographed)

Date

ca. 1862 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Thompson, Charles Thurston, born 1816 - died 1868 (photographer)
Department of Science and Art of the Committee of Council on Education (commissioned by)

Materials and Techniques

Albumen print

Dimensions

Width: 27 cm image, Height: 22.1 cm image

Descriptive line

Photograph by Charles Thurston Thompson, South Kensington Museum, Sir Henry Cole, Captain Francis Fowke, Godfrey Sykes and [?] John Liddell in the Quadrangle garden, albumen print, ca. 1864

Subjects depicted

Museums; Architects

Categories

Photographs; Architecture; History of the V&A

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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