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Photograph - South Kensington, Royal Horticultural Gardens, arcade on north side of conservatory
  • South Kensington, Royal Horticultural Gardens, arcade on north side of conservatory
    Department of Science and Art of the Committee of Council on Education
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South Kensington, Royal Horticultural Gardens, arcade on north side of conservatory

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    South Kensington (Photographed)

  • Date:

    1861 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen print

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by Alan S. Cole, 2 February 1906

  • Museum number:

    PH.349-1906

  • Gallery location:

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

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 showing a conservatory facade with arcades and arches.

Place of Origin

South Kensington (Photographed)

Date

1861 (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

'A.b. LONDON'
ink, lower right mount, recto

'Architecture, etc, England.'
ink, upper left mount, recto

'London: South Kensington, Horticultural Gardens. / Gardens on North side of Conservatory. (1861.)'
ink, lower left mount, recto

'Arcade on north side of Conservatory R. Hort: Gardens / 1861.'
ink, lower central mount, recto

Dimensions

Height: 25.5 cm mountn, Width: 30.5 cm mounnt

Descriptive line

Photograph, South Kensington, Royal Horticultural Gardens, arcade on north side of conservatory, albumen print, 1861

Subjects depicted

Arches; Gardens; Arcades; Conservatories

Categories

Photographs; Architecture; History of the V&A

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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