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Clock

J. I. Williamson (British)

Date:
ca. 1882
Medium:
Salted paper print from glass negative with applied color
Dimensions:
Image: 54.8 x 40.7 cm (21 9/16 x 16 in.) Frame: 78.7 x 57.7 cm (31 x 22 11/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  • Description

    A skilled etcher and lithographer, Williamson gained recognition for his expertly hand-colored photographs of decorative objects, particularly those housed in the vast collections of London’s South Kensington Museum (now the Victoria and Albert Museum). This eighteenth-century French porcelain and gilt-bronze clock was rumored to have belonged to Marie Antoinette.

  • Provenance

    The Victoria and Albert Museum acquired this object in 1961. Per the V& A email: "the acquisition register is a complete illegible scrawl." [See copy of email]

  • Notes

    purchased by V&A from F. X. Zettler, Munich in 1877

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