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photograph - Group portrait of a woman and four children
  • Group portrait of a woman and four children
    W. & D. Downey
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Group portrait of a woman and four children

  • Object:

    photograph

  • Date:

    ca. 1860s (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    W. & D. Downey (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen photograph mounted on card.

  • 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:

    RPS.24-2018

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case MB2, shelf SH2, box XRG304

Physical description

Carte-de-visite depicting a woman in a full length dress holding two horses. A child sits on the smaller horse on the left of the image and three children are on the horse on the right of the image, one astride and two in baskets either side. External scene with a doorway in the background. Landscape orientation.

Date

ca. 1860s (photographed)

Artist/maker

W. & D. Downey (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Albumen photograph mounted on card.

Marks and inscriptions

'W & D. DOWNEY/ PHOTOGRAPHERS TO HER MAJESTY/ 9, Eldon Square/ NEWCASTLE ON TYNE.'
Printed on verso, as part of logo.

'W & D. DOWNEY/ COPYRIGHT'
Printed on recto below image.

Dimensions

Height: 100 mm, Width: 62 mm

Descriptive line

Photograph by W & D. Downey, group portrait of a woman and four children, albumen print, ca. 1860s

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Albumen process; Photography

Categories

Photographs; Portraits; The Royal Photographic Society; RPS Digitisation Project

Collection

Royal Photographic Society Collection

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