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Photograph - Design by J. W. Wild for the completion of the Bethnal Gree Museum building with a tower and curator's house
  • Design by J. W. Wild for the completion of the Bethnal Gree Museum building with a tower and curator's house
    Department of Science and Art of the Committee of Council on Education
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Design by J. W. Wild for the completion of the Bethnal Gree Museum building with a tower and curator's house

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1867 (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.1117-1989

  • Gallery location:

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

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 albumen print of drawn plans for a museum with a covered galleried space in the foreground.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1867 (photographed)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Albumen print

Dimensions

Height: 25.7 cm mount, Width: 36.2 cm mount

Descriptive line

Photograph, Design by J. W. Wild for the completion of the Bethnal Gree Museum building with a tower and curator's house, albumen print, ca. 1867

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

plate 31
Physick, John. The Victoria and Albert Museum: The History of Its Building. London: The Victoria & Albert Museum, 1982.

Production Note

Anonymous:

Subjects depicted

Museums; Plans (drawings)

Categories

Photographs; Architecture; History of the V&A

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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