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

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    South Kensington (photographed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1863-1864 (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:

    234-1947

  • Gallery location:

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

Here Lady Hawarden stages a tableau that looks as if it might derive from an opera. Her eldest daughters are dressed as a young man, on the left, and a young woman, on the right. The young woman appears to be offering a purse to the man, but he raises his hands to reject it and looks away. The scene is staged in the studio with very few props - the casement of a window, a side table and a strip of net curtain. The strong side lighting from the window and the intricate pattern of shadows give life and animation to the scene.

Physical description

Sepia photograph, mounted on green card, of two young women in fancy dress. One, dressed as a man, looks away to the left

5 Princes Gardens, interior: first floor, front: left window (not shown): screen (with drapes): floor-boards: Clementina, in fancy dress (breeches), eyes up, standing, right hand on left arm, left hand raised, and Isabella Grace (left profile), in fancy dress (Mary Queen of Scots style), eyes down, standing, offering a small purse to Clementina with right hand. French-style side-table, with book on it, on right.

Place of Origin

South Kensington (photographed)

Date

ca. 1863-1864 (photographed)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Albumen print from wet collodion negative

Dimensions

Height: 22.9 cm, Width: 27.5 cm

Historical context note

From departmental notes

'Clementina, Lady Hawarden (Untitled) Photographic Study (or) Study from Life (D.722) c.1863-c.1864 5 Princes Gardens, interior: first floor, front: left window (not shown): screen (with drapes): floor-boards: Clementina, in fancy dress (breeches), eyes up, standing, right hand on left arm, left hand raised, and Isabella Grace (left profile), in fancy dress (Mary Queen of Scots style), eyes down, standing, offering a small purse to Clementina with right hand. French-style side-table, with book on it, on right. Inscription (verso): No 28 (crossed through) Inscription (verso of mount): (X614-)47 229 x 275 mm PH 234-1947 Literature: Microfilm: 3.18.46'

Descriptive line

19thC; Hawarden C, D 722, 5 Princes Gardens, Clementina, Isabella Grace, c. 1863-64

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

Literature: Microfilm: 3.18.46

Production Note

Reason For Production: Exhibition
Reason For Production: Retail

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Albumen process

Subjects depicted

Fancy dress; Cross dressing

Categories

Photographs; Portraits; Scotland; Gender and Sexuality

Production Type

Unlimited edition

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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