London: The British Museum, Roger Fenton
Roger Fenton
London: The British Museum
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Roger Fenton

London: The British Museum, 1857


Bild
32.2 x 43.0 cm
Blatt
51.0 x 69.0 cm
Physical Description
Albumen print mounted on cardboard
Inventory Number
St.F.88
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011. Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

Roger Fenton’s career as a photographer is impressive. During the early years of photography, he was the most creative and successful photographer in the UK. His architectural views and landscapes, portraits and still lifes, along with his travel and war photographs, are milestones in photographic history. In his role as the British Museum’s first official photographer, Fenton demonstrated his sure sense as a ‘photo artist’. Here, the mother and her children lend the awe-inspiring facade a human dimension.

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Title
London: The British Museum
Photographer
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Albumen print mounted on cardboard
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011. Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

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Primary
  • 61F(BRITISH MUSEUM) names of historical buildings, sites, streets, etc. (BRITISH MUSEUM)
  • 41A13 edifice, e.g.: public building, department store
  • 48C1411 exterior ~ representation of a building
  • 25I144 square, place, circus, etc.
  • 61E(LONDON) names of cities and villages (LONDON)
  • 42B742 mother and child(ren), woman and child(ren) (family group)

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20.08.2019