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Photograph - Clementina Maude beside cabinet, 5 Princes Gardens
  • Clementina Maude beside cabinet, 5 Princes Gardens
    Hawarden, Clementina Viscountess, born 1822 - died 1865
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Clementina Maude beside cabinet, 5 Princes Gardens

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    South Kensington (photographed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1862-1863 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hawarden, Clementina Viscountess, born 1822 - died 1865 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Clementina Tottenham

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Here Clementina Maude poses for her mother beside what seems to be an oriental painted cabinet. With her left hand she pulls out a drawer. A book rests casually on top of the cabinet. A desk at the left contains a clutter of objects, including a vase of flowers and a basket-woven container. Lady Hawarden may have calculated that the informal surroundings would suggest a real situation, rather than an artificial and posed one. In this, a young woman pauses for a moment of reflection before she investigates the secrets held by the cabinet.

Physical description

Sepia photograp, mounted on green card, showing standing beside a cabinet which rests on a mantelpiece.

Place of Origin

South Kensington (photographed)


ca. 1862-1863 (photographed)


Hawarden, Clementina Viscountess, born 1822 - died 1865 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques



Height: 11.6 cm, Width: 9.1 cm image

Historical context note

From departmental notes

'Clementina, Lady Hawarden (Untitled) Photographic study (or) Study from Life (D.522) c.1862 5 Princes Gardens, interior: first floor, front: starred wall-paper: floor-boards: Clementina, standing beside fireplace, left hand on open drawer of Indian decorated travelling cabinet (with book on top) on mantelpiece. Gothic-style desk, on which are basket filled with needlework, epergne, compotier, and vase of flowers, on left. Inscription (verso): ?numberPrint from same negative as PH 457-1968:253 (D.523). 116 x 91 mm PH 457-1968:603 Literature: ed. Graham Ovenden, Clementina Lady Hawarden, 1974, p.105. Microfilm: 3.19.542 '

Production Note

Reason For Production: Exhibition
Reason For Production: Retail




Albumen process

Subjects depicted

Maude, Clementina; South Kensington; Cabinet; Books; Clothing; Furniture; Interiors; Vases


Interiors; Photographs; Portraits; Scotland

Production Type

Unlimited edition

Collection code

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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