Vict. and Albt. Mus: Parell Rd: Cost 5167914 Rs. Opd. May 3 '72.
Photographer: Sykes, D.H.
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph showing the interior of the Victoria & Albert Museum in Mumbai (Bombay), as yet empty of exhibits, looking towards the statue of Prince Albert by Noble, from the Lee-Warner Collection: 'Bombay Presidency', taken by D.H. Sykes, c. 1872. The Victoria and Albert Museum (now renamed the Veermata Jeejamata Museum) was one of a number of buildings and architectural adornments that were projected and commenced during Sir Bartle Frere’s tenure of office as Governor of Bombay in the period 1861-65. The museum, inspired by its namesake in London, contained artefacts relating to the city’s history and development. Designed in 1862 by William Tracey, it was constructed in the Palladian style; the foundation stone was laid by Sir Bartle Frere nine years later.