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On display at V&A South Kensington
Request to view at the Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F , Case X, Shelf 33, Box HVIII

Photograph

1863-1864
Artist/Maker

5 Princes Gardens, interior: first floor, front: left window (not shown): screen: floor-boards: Clementina, eyes up, right hand on breast, and Isabella Grace, eyes up, arms akimbo, both in fancy dress (Biblical or Orientalist), both standing.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Albumen print
Brief Description
19thC; Hawarden C, D 652, 5 Princes Gardens, Clementina, Isabella Grace, c. 1863-64
Physical Description
5 Princes Gardens, interior: first floor, front: left window (not shown): screen: floor-boards: Clementina, eyes up, right hand on breast, and Isabella Grace, eyes up, arms akimbo, both in fancy dress (Biblical or Orientalist), both standing.
Dimensions
  • Height: 236mm
  • Length: 251mm
Historical context
From departmental notes



'Clementina, Lady Hawarden (Untitled) Photographic Study (or) Study from Life (D.652) c.1863-c.1864 5 Princes Gardens, interior: first floor, front: left window (not shown): screen: floor-boards: Clementina, eyes up, right hand on breast, and Isabella Grace, eyes up, arms akimbo, both in fancy dress (Biblical or Orientalist), both standing. Inscription (verso): No 22; Inscription (verso of mount): (X614-)22 236 x 251 mm PH 266-1947 Series 126 Literature: Microfilm: 3.18.2 People in Camera, National Portrait Gallery, 19 These comments relate to photographs D.651 to D.656. The poses and costumes in these photographs may have been inspired by the sensational appearance of the young actress Kate Bateman in the play Leah, produced in London in late 1863, Similarities can be seen rn-a wood engraving of the actress in this role published in London Society in November 1863; cartes' de-visite were also available.'
Bibliographic Reference
Literature: Microfilm: 3.18.2
Collection
Accession Number
266-1947

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