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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:

    457:371-1968

  • Gallery location:

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

Clementina was the photographer’s second-born daughter. She may have been the favourite, but in any case she was certainly the most frequently used model. This pose perhaps suggests religious contemplation. The ingredients that Hawarden characteristically employed add to this effect: the curved chair back, which echoes the loops at the shoulder of the dress; the stripe of light on the wall, which accentuates the model’s profile; the gathered net curtain, which balances and contrasts with the weight of the dress; and the play of shadows and the band of star wallpaper.

Physical description

Sepia photograph, mounted on green card, of a young woman seated, hands crossed on chest

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: 10.5 cm, Width: 8.8 cm

Historical context note

From departmental notes

'Clementina, Lady Hawarden (Untitled) Photographic Study (or) Study from Life (D.582) c.1862-c.1863 5 Princes Gardens, interior: first floor, front: screen (with drape): starred wall-paper: floor-boards: Clementina (right profile; three-quarter length), eyes down, seated, back against screen, hands folded on breast. 105 x 88 mm PH 457-1968:371 Series 112 Literature: Microfilm: 3.19.482'

Descriptive line

19thC; Hawarden C, D 582, 5 Princes Gardens, Clementina, c. 1862-63

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

Literature: Microfilm: 3.19.482

Production Note

Reason For Production: Exhibition
Reason For Production: Retail

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Albumen process

Subjects depicted

Wallpaper; Clothing

Categories

Photographs; Portraits; Scotland

Production Type

Unlimited edition

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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