Victoria and Albert Museum

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Author: Daniel Milford Cottam (Cataloguer Word and Image Department)
Fancy some last minute inspiration for your Easter Bonnet? These six lithographs come from a series of eighteen of beautiful women in fantastical costumes representing various aspects of Paris. They were created in about 1910 by an artist signing himself simply as ‘Laviny’. We yet don’t know much about him, but he clearly had quite the imagination!“Laviny”. ‘La...
Author: Daniel Milford Cottam (Cataloguer Word and Image Department)
“My wallpaper is killing me. One of us will have to go” – Oscar Wilde.Among many other things, the Prints, Drawings and Paintings collection also includes a spectacular selection of wallpapers. This post showcases some of the more striking, unusual and eclectic wall-coverings spanning the late 18th to the late 19th centuries. Click on the images if you would like more...
Author: Erika Lederman (Cataloguer Word and Image Department)
SABEL A. COWPER – First Female Official Photographer of the First Museum Photographic Service?With March being International Women’s Month, and Friday, 8 March, International Women’s Day, we here at the Factory thought it would be nice to highlight the work of an overlooked female artist. With this mandate in mind, we were happy to discover the work of the photographer Isabel...