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  • Date:

    ca. 1901-1920 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Purchased through the Cecil Beaton Royalties Fund

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 512M, case MX12, shelf X1028

Physical description

Photograph of a pear


ca. 1901-1920 (made)

Materials and Techniques



Height: 75 mm individual photograph, Width: 105 mm individual photogrpah, Height: 267 mm individual page, Width: 361 mm individual page

Descriptive line

Photograph of a pear 'Duchess De Bordeaux', gelatin-silver print by Charles Jones (1866-1959), ca. 1901-20, from Charles Jones album.

Labels and date

Gallery 100: A History of Photography: Series and Sequences, 6 February 2015 – 1 November 2015. The late 19th century saw a flourishing of amateur photographers and photographic societies. Jones was an amateur photographer and a professional gardener. He made studies of fruit and vegetables, and images of the private estates where he worked. His photographs of pears against a neutral background capture each specimen’s individuality and were made primarily for his own investigation. [03/02/2015]



Subjects depicted

Fruit; Pear




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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