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Photograph - Gallery 59, looking north-east up staircase towards Gallery 116 and across to the Main Entrance
  • Gallery 59, looking north-east up staircase towards Gallery 116 and across to the Main Entrance
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Gallery 59, looking north-east up staircase towards Gallery 116 and across to the Main Entrance

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Victoria and Albert Museum (photographed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1908-1909 (photographed)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gelatin silver print

  • Museum number:

    E.1132-1989

  • Gallery location:

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

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 black and white photograph of a view from a staircase through a pair of columns into a vaulted and arched space.

Place of Origin

Victoria and Albert Museum (photographed)

Date

ca. 1908-1909 (photographed)

Materials and Techniques

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions

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Descriptive line

Photograph, Victoria and Albert Museum, Gallery 59, looking north-east up staircase towards Gallery 116 and across to the Main Entrance, gelatin silver print, ca. 1909

Production Note

Anonymous:

Subjects depicted

Museums; Columns; Staircases

Categories

Photographs; Architecture; History of the V&A

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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