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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Request to view at the Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F , Case MB1, Shelf DR22, Box XRG1008

Portrait of a Man and Boy

Photograph
mid 19th century (photographed)

Daguerreotype of a three-quarter length portrait of a man seated, with his arm around a young boy - likely a father and son. The daguerreotype is in a gold-coloured mount with a hexagonal window, and glazed. The daguerreotype is in a leather-coated wooden case with a lining of faded red satin-like fabric. There is one metal hook for fastening on the right hand edge. The front of the case is decorated with a design of flowers in a vase, orientated horizontally.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Daguerreotype in a wooden case
Brief Description
Photograph by an unknown photographer, Portrait of a Man and Boy, daguerreotype, mid-19th century.
Physical Description
Daguerreotype of a three-quarter length portrait of a man seated, with his arm around a young boy - likely a father and son. The daguerreotype is in a gold-coloured mount with a hexagonal window, and glazed. The daguerreotype is in a leather-coated wooden case with a lining of faded red satin-like fabric. There is one metal hook for fastening on the right hand edge. The front of the case is decorated with a design of flowers in a vase, orientated horizontally.
Dimensions
  • Image height: 66mm
  • Image width: 53mm
  • Case (closed) height: 91mm
  • Case (closed) width: 80mm
  • Case (closed) depth: 14mm
Marks and Inscriptions
Green sticker with '15' stuck on the back of the case in the top left corner.
Credit line
The Royal Photographic Society Collection at the V&A, acquired with the generous assistance of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Art Fund.
Associated Object
PROV.6565-2017 (RPS Group record)
Other Numbers
  • XRG1008 - RPS collection - V&A identifier
  • 2003-5001/2/28071 - Science Museum Group accession number
  • C7/D2 - RPS identifier - misc.
  • 12873 - RPS identifier - inventory no.
  • Cat no. 15 - RPS identifier - misc.
Collection
Accession Number
RPS.409-2017

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record createdJune 8, 2017
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