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Photograph - Clementina Maude beside cabinet, 5 Princes Gardens; Photographic Study
  • Clementina Maude beside cabinet, 5 Princes Gardens
    Clementina, Lady Hawarden, born 1822 - died 1865
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Clementina Maude beside cabinet, 5 Princes Gardens; Photographic Study

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    South Kensington, England (photographed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1862-1863 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Photograph

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Clementina Tottenham

  • Museum number:

    457:603-1968

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case X, shelf 33, box HXIV

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, England (photographed)

Date

ca. 1862-1863 (photographed)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Photograph

Dimensions

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 '

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

Literature: ed. Graham Ovenden, Clementina Lady Hawarden, 1974, p.105. Microfilm: 3.19.542

Production Note

Reason For Production: Exhibition
Reason For Production: Retail

Materials

Photograph

Techniques

Albumen process

Subjects depicted

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

Categories

Interiors; Photographs; Portraits; Scotland

Production Type

Unlimited edition

Collection code

PDP

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