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book - Men and Women of the Day: A Picture Gallery of Contemporary Portraiture

Men and Women of the Day: A Picture Gallery of Contemporary Portraiture

  • Object:

    book

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1891 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woodbury types/Carbon prints

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dylan Collard

  • Museum number:

    E.350-2010

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This photographic album from 1891 is one of seven volumes of photographically illustrated biographies entitled 'Men and Women of the Day: A Picture Gallery of Contemporary Portraiture'. The album chronicles the lives of literary, social and artistic figures in the last decade of the nineteenth century. Some individuals with particular relevance to the V&A collections include designer Walter Crane and the English poet and critic Coventry Patmore. The portraits in this album are good examples of Woodbury type/carbon prints.

Physical description

One of seven volumes of photographically illustrated biographies entitled 'Men and Women of the Day', the portraits are Woodbury types/carbon prints.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

1891 (published)

Artist/maker

Unknown (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Woodbury types/Carbon prints

Dimensions

Height: 37 cm album, Length: 29.5 cm album, Depth: 6 cm album

Descriptive line

Book, photographically illustrated, entitled 'Men and Women of the Day: A Picture Gallery of Contemporary Portraiture', 1891

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Woodburytype

Categories

Books; Photographs; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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