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Tents in a garden, men and women in front of Horsted Place

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Horsted Place (photographed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1860 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Barchard, Francis (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen print

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Elizabeth Scott

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 506

Many gifted amateurs made distinguished contributions to photography during the 1850s and early 1860s. This album of family photographs, believed to have been taken by Francis Barchard, shows life at Horsted Place, Sussex, a country house built for Barchard in the Victorian Gothic style between 1850 and 1852. Besides the considerable architectural history interest of this album, the unusually rich imagery includes photographs of servants, interiors and the game of croquet.

Physical description

One of 671 sepia-coloured family photographs in a bound album consisting of 2 end pages and 77 pages. The photographs, with few exceptions, are mounted in groups on both sides of each page.

Place of Origin

Horsted Place (photographed)


ca. 1860 (photographed)


Barchard, Francis (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Albumen print


Height: 29.6 cm covers, Width: 23.6 cm covers

Descriptive line

Photograph by Francis Barchard, 'Tents in a garden, men and women in front of Horsted Place', from an album of Barchard family photographs, albumen print, ca. 1860

Subjects depicted

Country houses; Topographical views; Castles; Servants; Churches; Dogs; Croquet; Cows


Photographs; Architecture; Portraits; Tourism & Travel


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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