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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:

    287-1947

  • Gallery location:

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

Lady Hawarden has posed her daughters in fancy dress. One daughter is clothed in the style of Mary, Queen of Scots (1542–87). She looks demurely downwards as she is serenaded by the other daughter, who is dressed in breeches and holds a guitar. Diagonal bands of shadow on the wall behind echo the line of the guitar. Other patterns of light and shade enclose the two figures.

Physical description

Sepia photograph, mounted on green card, shiwing two young women in fancy dress, one holding a guitar.

5 Princes Gardens, interior: first floor, front: left window: screen: floor-boards: Clementina (right profile), in fancy dress (breeches), kneeling, holding a guitar, and Isabella Grace, in fancy dress (Mary Queen of Scots style), eyes down, seated, hands clasped in lap. Blanket on floor on left.

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: 24.1 cm, Width: 28.4 cm

Historical context note

From departmental notes

'Clementina, Lady Hawarden (Untitled) Photographic Study (or) Study from Life (D.713) c.1863-c.1864 5 Princes Gardens, interior: first floor, front: left window: screen: floor-boards: Clementina (right profile), in fancy dress (breeches), kneeling, holding a guitar, and Isabella Grace, in fancy dress (Mary Queen of Scots style), eyes down, seated, hands clasped in lap. Blanket on floor on left. Inscription (verso): indecipherable ?number Inscription (verso of mount): (X614-)156 241 x 284 mm PH 287-1947 Literature: Microfilm: 3.18.65This tableau is reminiscent of historical genre paintings showing Mary, Queen of Scots listening to one of her attendants, Chatelard or Rizzio, play the lute. An example is Henry Joseph Fradelle's painting Chatelar Playing the Lute to Mary, Queen of Scots (1821) [reproduced in Martin Meiser;­Realizations-,-princeton, New Jersey 1983, 245, fig. 101].'

Descriptive line

19thC; Hawarden C, D 713, 5 Princes Gardens, Clementina, Isabella Grace, c. 1863-64

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

Literature: Microfilm: 3.18.65

Production Note

Reason For Production: Exhibition
Reason For Production: Retail

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Albumen process

Subjects depicted

Hats; Cross dressing; Fancy dress; Guitar

Categories

Photographs; Portraits; Scotland; Gender and Sexuality

Production Type

Unlimited edition

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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