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  • Photograph
    Bedford, Francis, born 1816 - died 1894
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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1855-1860 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bedford, Francis, born 1816 - died 1894 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen print from collodion negative

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 206

Physical description

A black and white photograph depicting an embroidered quiver and an embroidered punkah.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


ca. 1855-1860 (made)


Bedford, Francis, born 1816 - died 1894 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Albumen print from collodion negative

Marks and inscriptions

Signed in the negative 'F.Bedford Phot.'


Height: 18 cm, Width: 13.4 cm

Object history note

It is likely that the objects photographed here were exhibited in the Great Exhibition of 1851.

Descriptive line

Photograph attributed to Francis Bedford, depicting embroidered quiver and embroidered punkah both manufactured at Jodhpore, albumen print, Great Britain, ca.1855-1860

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1995




Albumen process

Subjects depicted

Embroidery; Fan; Quiver


The Great Exhibition; Embroidery; Fans


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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