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Malmsmead Bridge and Village

Accession Number
1990/2.14

Title
Malmsmead Bridge and Village

Artist(s)
Francis Bedford

Artist Nationality
British (modern)

Object Creation Date
1850-1894

Medium & Support
albumen print on paper

Dimensions
7 7/8 in x 11 1/4 in (20 cm x 28.6 cm);16 in x 20 in (40.64 cm x 50.8 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Howard and Margaret Bond

Subject matter
Francis Bedford was an acclaimed British landscape photographer with a background in illustration. His photographs seek to balance the natural and man-made worlds. In this image, a small river, Badgworthy Water, which flows through Malmsmead on Exmoor, between Devon and Somerset, England extends through the scene. It is in Doone Valley which is the setting for the novel Lorna Doone. In this idyllic scene, the Malmsmead bridge leads to the village. 

Physical Description
This photograph depicts a village with dwellings set in a hillside. A small bridge reaches over a river, which extends from the foreground through the middleground of the scene. 

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
England
bridges
bridges (built works)
hills
house
landscapes (representations)
rivers
rocks (landforms)
rural houses
trees
villages

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