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

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    South Kensington (photographed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1862-1863 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen print from wet collodion negative

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Clementina Tottenham

  • Museum number:

    457:344-1968

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case X33, shelf H, box XV

Lady Hawarden posed her daughter in a corner of her studio. The model stretches up to clasp the knob of a casement window. The pose seems to be an exercise in the photography of gesture, texture, mass and dramatic patterns of light and shade. You can see a similar composition in another Hawarden photograph (PH.457:454-1968).

Physical description

Sepia photograph, mounted on green card, of a young woman holding the knob of a casement window.

Place of Origin

South Kensington (photographed)

Date

ca. 1862-1863 (photographed)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Albumen print from wet collodion negative

Dimensions

Height: 15.2 cm, Width: 12.7 cm

Historical context note

From departmental notes

'Clementina, Lady Hawarden (Untitled) Photographic Study (or) Study from Life (D.571) c.1862-c.18635 Princes Gardens, interior: first floor, front: left window (net curtain drawn back): screen: floor-boards: Clementina (right profile), in fancy dress (blouse and long skirt), eyes closed, standing, arms raised, hands clasped and holding knob of window-casement.152 x 127 mm PH 457-1968:344Literature: ed. Graham Ovenden, Clementina Lady Hawarden, 1974, p.60. Microfilm: 3.19.344A Moment in Time: Scottish Contributions to Photography 1840-1920 (travelling exhibition), Third Eye Centre, Glasgow, 1983.'

Descriptive line

19thC; Hawarden C, D 571, 5 Princes Gardens, Clementina, c. 1862-63

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

Literature: ed. Graham Ovenden, Clementina Lady Hawarden, 1974, p.60. Microfilm: 3.19.344
Cloud Illussions I Recall Dublin: Irish Museum of Modern Art, 2013. ISBN: 9781909792012.

Production Note

Reason For Production: Exhibition
Reason For Production: Retail

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Albumen process

Subjects depicted

Interior; Clothing

Categories

Photographs; Portraits; Scotland

Production Type

Unlimited edition

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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