Exhibitions/ Art Object

First King of Siam

Artist:
John Thomson (British, Edinburgh, Scotland 1837–1921 London)
Date:
1865
Medium:
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Dimensions:
23.1 x 15.9 cm (9 1/8 x 6 1/4 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Purchase, Cynthia Hazen Polsky Gift, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.583 (2a)
Not on view
In Thailand the title First King was the designation of the reigning monarch; Second King was an honorific title given to a relative of the king.
Inscription: Inscribed on album page: "First King of Siam."
[Vision Gallery, Boston, MA]; Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York, March 8, 1989

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Waking Dream: Photography's First Century, Selections from the Gilman Paper Company Collection," May 25, 1993–July 4, 1993.

Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland. "The Waking Dream: Photography's First Century, Selections from the Gilman Paper Company Collection," August 7, 1993–October 2, 1993.

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. "The Waking Dream: Photography's First Century, Selections from the Gilman Paper Company Collection," June 19, 1994–September 11, 1994.

Hambourg, Maria Morris, Pierre Apraxine, Malcolm Daniel, Virginia Heckert, and Jeff L. Rosenheim. The Waking Dream: Photography's First Century, Selections from the Gilman Paper Company Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993. p. 305.



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