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Plaster cast of ceramic frieze designed by F.W. Moody for the West (Ceramic) Staircase made by Minton, Hollins & Co.

Photograph
ca. 1865 (photographed)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

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.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Albumen print
Brief description
Photograph, South Kensington Museum, plaster cast of ceramic frieze designed by F.W. Moody for the West (Ceramic) Staircase made by Minton, Hollins & Co., albumen print, ca. 1865
Physical description
A mounted sepia-coloured photograph of a frieze for a staircase with elaborately sculpted figures including Roman gods.
Dimensions
  • Image height: 23.1cm
  • Image width: 29.8cm
  • Mount height: 27.4cm
  • Mount width: 33.6cm
Production
Anonymous:
Subjects depicted
Place depicted
Associations
Summary
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.

Bibliographic reference
Physick, John. The Victoria and Albert Museum: The History of Its Building. London: The Victoria & Albert Museum, 1982.p. 125
Other number
6219 - Negative number (V&A Archive Guard Book reference)
Collection
Accession number
E.1088-1989

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Record createdDecember 9, 2008
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