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Drawing - Again he resorts to fine clothes trusting thus to pass as a gentleman. And feels so proud with himself in them that he goes at once to be photographed

Again he resorts to fine clothes trusting thus to pass as a gentleman. And feels so proud with himself in them that he goes at once to be photographed

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1850s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Anonymous Illustration

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink

  • Museum number:

    E.2523-1992

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 162, box C

Physical description

Pen and ink drawing for illustration, showing a photographer with a plate camera, taking the photograph of a dandified man standing against a photographer's backcloth, with a long inscription describing the story.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

1850s (made)

Artist/maker

Anonymous Illustration

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink

Marks and inscriptions

Again he resorts to fine clothes trusting thus to pass as a gentleman. And feels so proud with himself in them that he goes at once to be photographed
picture title; front, bottom left; ink

Dimensions

height: 14.7 cm, Width: 12.7 cm

Object history note

Historical significance: Illustrations of early photographers at work are relatively rare, and this shows clearly the backdrop and other props in the studio.

Descriptive line

Anonymous pen and ink humorous drawing for illustration, showing a photographer with a plate camera, taking the photograph of a dandified man. 1850s.

Materials

Ink; Paper

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Snobbery; Photographers

Categories

Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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