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Filename: bl19920_a.jpg

Size: 4070 x 4625 (6.2MB)

Date: 12th July 2010

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Archive

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

Source: English Heritage Images

Owner URL: www.englishheritageimages.com

Job Title: Photographer

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Victoria and Albert Museum BL19920_A

VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM, Cromwell Road, Kensington, London. The Victoria and Albert Museum with its high central tower was not officially opened to the public until 1909. Construction on the building itself had begun (on the designs of Aston Webb) in 1899. Photographed by Harry Bedford Lemere in 1907

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EDITORS COMMENTS
This print captures the grandeur of the Victoria and Albert Museum, situated on Cromwell Road in Kensington, London. The museum's iconic high central tower stands tall against the sky, showcasing its architectural brilliance. Although it wasn't officially opened to the public until 1909, this image takes us back to 1907 when construction was well underway under the guidance of Aston Webb. Photographed by Harry Bedford Lemere, a renowned photographer known for his exceptional architectural captures, this image beautifully showcases the Edwardian era charm that permeates through every detail of this magnificent structure. From its intricate facade to its towering presence, Lemere expertly frames the essence of this cultural landmark. The Victoria and Albert Museum has long been a symbol of artistic excellence and historical preservation. Its vast collection houses priceless treasures from various periods and cultures across the globe. As we gaze upon this photograph, we are transported back in time to witness an important chapter in its history - a moment where craftsmanship merged with vision to create an enduring legacy. Bedford Lemere's lens allows us to appreciate not only the physical beauty but also feel a sense of awe at witnessing such an impressive feat of architecture unfold before our eyes. This print serves as a testament to both human ingenuity and our collective desire to preserve art and culture for generations yet unborn.

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