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photograph - A portrait of the Webb Brothers as 'The two Dromino'
  • A portrait of the Webb Brothers as 'The two Dromino'
    Southwell Brothers
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A portrait of the Webb Brothers as 'The two Dromino'

  • Object:

    photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Marylebone (photographed)

  • Date:

    1860-1869 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Southwell Brothers (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.4428-2018

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case MB2, shelf SH2, box XRG305

Physical description

Carte-de-visite depicting a portrait of the Webb Brothers as 'The two Dromino'. Charles and Henry Berry Webb standing with their knees bent and their hands on their thighs. They are playing the characters from 'The Comedy of Errors' the Dromino Twins.

Place of Origin

Marylebone (photographed)

Date

1860-1869 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Southwell Brothers (Photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Albumen photograph mounted on card.

Marks and inscriptions

'SOUTHWELL / BROTHERS / Photographers Royal. / 16 & 22 BAKER STREET / LONDON
Printed on verso, part of logo.

'SOUTHWELL BROS / COPYRIGHT'
Printed on recto, below the image.

'The two Dromino'
Handwritten in pencil on verso.

'messr webster'
Handwritten in pencil on verso.

'Duplicate'
Handwritten in pencil on verso.

Dimensions

Height: 100 mm, Width: 62 mm

Descriptive line

Photograph by Southwell Brothers, a portrait of the Webb Brothers as 'The two Dromino', albumen print, ca. 1860s

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Albumen process; Photography

Categories

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

Collection

Royal Photographic Society Collection

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