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Nile Boats at Luxor

Photograph
1914 (photographed)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Autochrome depicting a group of boats with sails visible on a river, the edge of the river on the right side of the image is lined with trees. Two glass plates sandwiched together to protect the autochrome emulsion layer, taped at the edges. The left edge of the tape is missing.


Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Autochrome
Brief description
Photograph by Helen Messinger Murdoch, 'Nile Boats at Luxor', Egypt, autochrome, 1914
Physical description
Autochrome depicting a group of boats with sails visible on a river, the edge of the river on the right side of the image is lined with trees. Two glass plates sandwiched together to protect the autochrome emulsion layer, taped at the edges. The left edge of the tape is missing.
Dimensions
  • Height: 165mm
  • Width: 216mm
  • Depth: 3mm
Marks and inscriptions
  • 'Inv 10953' (Handwritten in pencil on the top right edge of the tape surrounding the plate.)
  • 'H M Murdoch F. R. P. S' (Handwritten on bottom right corner of the plate.)
  • 'No 6 Nile Boats at Luxor Egypt/ H. M. Murdoch F.R.P.S' (Handwritten in white in the bottom edge of the tape surrounding the plate.)
  • 'Trinity Court Boston Mass U.S.A.' (Handwritten in white on the right edge of the tape surrounding the plate.)
  • '47' (Handwritten in ink of a white sticker on the bottom right corner of the tape surrounding the image.)
Credit line
The Royal Photographic Society Collection at the V&A, acquired with the generous assistance of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Art Fund.
Places depicted
Other numbers
  • 10955 - RPS identifier - inventory no.
  • XRG845 - RPS collection - V&A identifier
  • 16579 - RPS identifier - inventory no.
Collection
Accession number
RPS.88-2018

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Record createdJanuary 26, 2018
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