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Portrait of a young woman in a floral dress

  • Object:

    photograph

  • Date:

    ca. 1910s (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Messinger Murdoch, Helen, born 1862 - died 1956 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Autochrome

  • 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.44-2018

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case XRG, shelf 834

Physical description

Autochrome depicting a young woman in a floral dress and hat, full length, standing in a garden with a tree on the right side of the image. A house is visible in silhouette in the background. Two glass plates sandwiched together to protect the autochrome emulsion layer, taped at the edges.

Date

ca. 1910s (photographed)

Artist/maker

Messinger Murdoch, Helen, born 1862 - died 1956 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Autochrome

Marks and inscriptions

'Inv 10907'
Handwritten in pencil on the top right side of the tape surrounding the plate.

'98 [?] P. + [?] daughter' (possibly)
Handwritten in pencil on a white sticker on the bottom left of the tape surrounding the plate.

Dimensions

Height: 81 mm, Width: 103 mm, Depth: 3 mm

Descriptive line

Photograph by Helen Messinger Murdoch, 'Portrait of a young woman in a floral dress', autochrome, ca. 1910s

Materials

Glass

Techniques

Autochrome; Photography

Categories

Photographs; Gardens & Gardening; The Royal Photographic Society

Collection

Royal Photographic Society Collection

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