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A portrait of 'J. Matthews Duncan'

1875 (photographed)
Place of origin

Carte-de-visite depicting a portrait of 'J. Matthews Duncan', a man seated, holding a book in his right hand.

Object details

Object type
TitleA portrait of 'J. Matthews Duncan' (generic title)
Materials and techniques
Albumen photograph mounted on card.
Brief description
Photograph by Ross & Pringle, a portrait of 'J. Matthews Duncan', albumen print, ca. 1875
Physical description
Carte-de-visite depicting a portrait of 'J. Matthews Duncan', a man seated, holding a book in his right hand.
  • Height: 105mm
  • Width: 63mm
Marks and inscriptions
  • 'ROSS & PRINGLE. / PHOTOGRAPHERS TO THE QUEEN / 114 GEORGE STREET / (West End) / EDINBURGH' (Printed on verso, as part of logo.)
  • 'J. Matthews Duncan' (Handwritten in ink on verso.)
  • 'Dr James Mathews / Duncan (1826-1890) M.D / amateur photographer / see photographic exchange / club gl bury' (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.
Object history
Part of the Windsor Collection.
Other numbers
  • XRG303 - RPS collection - V&A identifier
  • RPS.W.509 - RPS identifier - misc.
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Record createdFebruary 11, 2019
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