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Photograph - Miss Mary Sophia Nevison

Miss Mary Sophia Nevison

  • Object:


  • Date:

    1855-1860 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-tinted collodion positive

  • Credit Line:

    Given by J.L Levinson.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Hand-tinted portrait of a young girl called Mary Sophia Nevison, 1/2 length, seated at a table with her right arm resting upon it, wearing a dress with a lace collar. The tablecloth has been tinted blue and there is a small amount of blush on the girl's cheeks. She looks slightly off to the left of the camera. The papier-mâché case is plush-lined with red detailed fabric and has a ornate gold frame with a red trim.


1855-1860 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-tinted collodion positive


Height: 68 mm Image, Width: 54 mm Image

Descriptive line

Anonymous hand-tinted portrait of Miss Mary Sophia Nevison, 1/2 length, seated at a table, wearing a dress with lace collar. Collodion positive in a plush-lined red and gold case. Late 1850s.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Coe, Brian & Haworth-Booth, Mark. A Guide to Early Photographic Printing Processes. London: The Victoria and Albert Museum in association with Hurtwood Press, 1983.


Papier mache



Subjects depicted

Girl; Portrait


Photographs; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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