One of a set of ninety photographic magic lantern slides containing images of artefacts, art works, decorative arts, interiors and furniture which appear to belong to various museum and gallery collections in the United Kingdom.

This slide depicts an image of a marble sculpture of 'Leda and the Swan' by Bartolomeo Ammannati, Florence, circa 1535. The sculpture is part of the collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

The Francis Collection of pre-cinematic apparatus and ephemera was acquired by the Australian and Victorian Governments in 1975. David Francis was the curator of the National Film and Sound Archive of the British Film Institute as well as being a co-founder of the Museum of the Moving Image in London, which was operational between 1988 and 1999.

Description of Content

Marble sculpture of 'Leda and the Swan'. Leda has her right hand behind the swan's neck, her right foot rests on a shell.

Physical Description

Standard format (3¼ x 3¼ inch square) lantern slide, comprising black & white photograph printed on glass with black paper edging under a protective glass cover plate.

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