Rouen Cathedral, south east

Photograph
ca. 1890 (photographed)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Little is currently known about Charles Gladstone (active 1890s). However, his photographs of Rouen Cathedral: North West Porch and Rouen Cathedral: South East are fine examples of the platinum print process and are accomplished examples of artistic architectural photography of the late 19th and early 20th century. Platinum printing for photographs of ecclesiastical architecture was made fashionable at this time by the foremost photographer of this subject, Frederick Evans. Evans’s works are in the V&A collection and Gladstone’s photographs make a useful comparison with them to show his influence.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Platinum print
Brief Description
Photograph by Charles Gladstone of Rouen Cathedral, south east, platinum print, ca. 1890
Physical Description
Black and white photograph of Rouen Cathedral, on album page
Dimensions
  • Image height: 29cm
  • Image length: 22cm
  • Paper height: 37cm (approximate (upper right-hand corner torn))
  • Paper length: 30cm
Credit line
Gift of Robert and Paula Herschkowitz
Association
Summary
Little is currently known about Charles Gladstone (active 1890s). However, his photographs of Rouen Cathedral: North West Porch and Rouen Cathedral: South East are fine examples of the platinum print process and are accomplished examples of artistic architectural photography of the late 19th and early 20th century. Platinum printing for photographs of ecclesiastical architecture was made fashionable at this time by the foremost photographer of this subject, Frederick Evans. Evans’s works are in the V&A collection and Gladstone’s photographs make a useful comparison with them to show his influence.
Associated Object
Collection
Accession Number
E.42-2012

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record createdJanuary 12, 2012
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