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Photograph - Members of the teaching staff of the National Training School [?]
  • Members of the teaching staff of the National Training School [?]
    Elliott & Fry
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Members of the teaching staff of the National Training School [?]

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    South Kensington Museum (photographed)

  • Date:

    1870s (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Elliott & Fry (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen print

  • Museum number:

    E.1104-1989

  • 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 a group of 13 men, three wearing hats, standing in front of a brick building with arched windows and doorways.

Place of Origin

South Kensington Museum (photographed)

Date

1870s (photographed)

Artist/maker

Elliott & Fry (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Albumen print

Marks and inscriptions

'J. Sparkes' [and various other names identifying those pictured]
pencil, lower recto photograph

'Elliott & Fry / 55 Baker Street, W.'
printed, lower recto mount

Dimensions

Height: 23 cm mount, Width: 27.5 cm mount

Object history note

E.S. Burchett was a lecturer of geometrical and perspective drawing at the National Art Training School, South Kensington; John Sparkes was Headmaster at the National Art Training School, South Kensington;

Descriptive line

Photograph by Elliott & Fry, Members of the teaching staff of the National Training School [?], albumen print, ca. 1870s

Subjects depicted

Museums; Hats; Teachers; Men

Categories

Photographs; Architecture; History of the V&A; Tiles; National Art Training School

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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