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Sir Edwin Landseer RA

  • Object:


  • Date:

    c. 1845 (photographed)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Daguerreotype in a wooden case.

  • Credit Line:

    The Royal Photographic Society Collection at the V&A, acquired with the generous assistance of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Art Fund

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case MB1, shelf DR32, box XRG1070

Physical description

Daguerreotype of a head-and-shoulders portrait of a man with his right hand raised, possibly gold-toned. This daguerreotype is in a gold-coloured mount with an oval window. This is glazed and trimmed with velvet in the bottom half of a leather-coated wooden case. There is part of a metal hook fastening on the bottom edge.
This is kept in an original 'RPS Museum' envelope.


c. 1845 (photographed)

Materials and Techniques

Daguerreotype in a wooden case.

Marks and inscriptions

Green sticker with '45' stuck on the verso of the case.
Brown paper with '75' stuck on the recto, on the glazing in the top left corner.

75 / Sir Edwin Landseer RA
Handwritten in black ink on sticker on the verso of the case.


Height: 54 mm Image, Width: 43 mm Image, Height: 75 mm Case, Width: 62 mm Case, Depth: 11 mm Case (closed)

Descriptive line

Photograph by an unknown photographer, Portrait of Sir Edwin Landseer RA, daguerreotype (gold-toned?), c. 1845.


Copper; Glass; Metal; Wood; Velvet


Daguerreotype; Photography


Photographs; Portraits; The Royal Photographic Society


Royal Photographic Society Collection

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