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Shrimp catchers at sunrise, Naples

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Naples (photographed)

  • Date:

    1863 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wortley, Stuart Lt. Col., born 1805 - died 1881 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen print

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 38

Physical description

A photograph depicting shrimpers at work in Naples.

Place of Origin

Naples (photographed)


1863 (photographed)


Wortley, Stuart Lt. Col., born 1805 - died 1881 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Albumen print

Marks and inscriptions

Lettered on the mount with the title and photographer's name

'Selected from the pictures which obtained the medals of the London Photographic Society and Royal Polytechnic Society of Cornwall, 1863'
Lettered on the mount


Height: 24 cm diameter, Height: 33.8 cm sheet, Width: 40.6 cm sheet

Object history note

Lt. Col. Stuart Wortley was a leading amateur photographer in the 1860's with strong connections with Lord and Lady Hawarden. His studies of sea, sky and figures at Naples in 1863 were highly praised by critics.

Descriptive line

Photograph by Lt. Col. Stuart Wortley, 'Shrimp Catchers at Sunrise, Naples', albumen print, Naples, 1863

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1991


Photographic paper



Subjects depicted

Fishing; Sea


Photographs; Landscapes


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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