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Photograph - West Wing of Dundrum House with unidentified man with camera on tripod
  • West Wing of Dundrum House with unidentified man with camera on tripod
    Hawarden, Clementina Viscountess, born 1822 - died 1865
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West Wing of Dundrum House with unidentified man with camera on tripod

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Dundrum (photographed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1857-1860 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stereoscopic photograph, albumen print from wet collodion negative

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Clementina Tottenham

  • Museum number:

    457:58-1968

  • Gallery location:

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

Here Lady Hawarden shows photography taking place beside her Irish home, at Dundrum House in County Tipperary. A camera on a tripod points away from the house. A dark cloth is draped across the tripod. A printing frame rests against one of the tripod’s legs. A fellow photographer stands beside the apparatus, looking towards Hawarden’s camera. The photograph captures the special fellowship that flourished among the earliest generations of amateur (and professional) photographers.

Physical description

Sepia steroescopic photograph, mounted on green card, showinbg a country house and a man with a camera on a tripod.

Place of Origin

Dundrum (photographed)

Date

ca. 1857-1860 (photographed)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Stereoscopic photograph, albumen print from wet collodion negative

Dimensions

Height: 7.8 cm, Width: 14.2 cm

Historical context note

From departmental notes

'Clementina, Lady Hawarden (Untitled) Photographic Study (or) Study from Life (D. 39) c.1857-c.1860 Dundrum House, west wing: exterior: view north; gateway to stables on left. Unidentified young man, standing, with camera on tripod, dark cloth and printing frame. Albumen print from wet collodion negative. 78 x 142 mm (stereoscopic) PH 457-1968:58 Literature: Microfilm: 3.19.126 Lady Hawarden's enthusiasm for photography may have brought her to the attention of other amateur photographers in the Oundrum area, of whom this young man may be one. His camera appears to be a single-lens bellows type. (Lady Hawarden's single-lens box-type camera is shown in Ph 457-1968:335, Ph 457-1968:524 and Ph 296-1947 (D.303,D.304 and D.559). A dark slide or negative holder is leaned against the tripod, and the object against a wall in the left background may be a printing frame. Given by Lady Clementina Tottenham, granddaughter of the photographer.'

Descriptive line

Photograph by Lady Clementina Hawarden, 'West Wing of Dundrum House iwth unidentified man with camera on tripod' from the series 'Photographic Study', c.1857-60, stereoscopic album print from wet collodion negative

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

Literature: Microfilm: 3.19.126

Labels and date

Lady Clementina Hawarden (1822–65)
Photographic Study
1857–60

Lady Hawarden was an accomplished
amateur photographer. Here an unidentified
photographer stands beside a camera outside
Dundrum House, her Irish home in County
Tipperary. A printing frame rests against one
of the tripod’s legs. The image captures the
camaraderie that flourished among the early
generations of photographers.

Stereoscopic photograph, albumen print from wet collodion
negative
Given by Lady Clementina Tottenham
Museum no. 457:58-1968 [23/7/2016-5/3/2017]

Production Note

Reason For Production: Retail

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Albumen process

Subjects depicted

Photography; Camera

Categories

Photographs; Scotland

Production Type

Unlimited edition

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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