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a portrait of a Mrs. S.

ca. 1870-1879 (photographed)
Place of origin

Carte-de-visite depicting a portrait of a woman, standing beside a chari and table.

Object details

Object type
Titlea portrait of a Mrs. S. (generic title)
Materials and techniques
Albumen photograph mounted on card.
Brief description
Photograph by A. Rainbird, a portrait of 'Mrs S.', albumen print, ca. 1870-1879
Physical description
Carte-de-visite depicting a portrait of a woman, standing beside a chari and table.
  • Height: 105mm
  • Width: 63mm
Marks and inscriptions
  • 'A. RAINBIRD / PHOTOGRAPHER / 2 BROMIELLS PAS / High Str Clapham.' (Printed on verso photograph as part of logo.)
  • 'RPS.MISC.38' (Handwritten in pen and crossed out on verso.)
  • '1.36.23' (Handwritten in pen on verso.)
  • 'Mrs S.' (Handwritten in pencil on verso.)
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.
Place depicted
Other number
1.36.23 - RPS identifier - misc.
Accession number

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Record createdJanuary 21, 2019
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