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Photograph - Snow sweeper, St. Petersburg

Snow sweeper, St. Petersburg

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    St. Petersburg (photographed)
    Russia (photographed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1905 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Peacock, Netta (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gelatin-silver print

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 695

Physical description

A black and white photograph depicting a portrait of a Russian snow sweeper in St. Petersburg.

Place of Origin

St. Petersburg (photographed)
Russia (photographed)


ca. 1905 (photographed)


Peacock, Netta (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Gelatin-silver print


Height: 11 cm, Width: 8.2 cm

Historical context note

Netta Peacock's photographs form a remarkable record of pre-revolutionary Russia, documenting both its peasant villages and elegant cosmopolitan cities. She was obviously concerned to capture a cross-section of the Russian population by representing as many different social and architectural types as possible. Little is known about the photographer herself; but it is likely that she was a highly educated daughter of a consul-general in Odessa, able to pursue photography as a hobby. She also wrote about Russian peasant crafts and artwork and published several books about Western painters.

Descriptive line

Photograph by Netta Peacock, depicting a portrait of a Russian snow sweeper in St. Petersburg, gelatin-silver print, Russia, ca. 1905

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1990


Photographic paper


Gelatin silver

Subjects depicted





Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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