Portrait of Richard Ansdell, painter

Photograph
1857 (photographed)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

William Henry Lake Price, himself a painter and printmaker as well as a photographer, has portrayed his fellow artist Richard Ansdell (1815-1885) with the traditional tools of his profession and a still life composed of characteristic materials of the genre in Victorian times. This portrait was first seen at the Photographic Society of London exhibition held at the South Kensington Museum (now the V&A) in February and March 1858. This was the first photographic exhibition held in any museum in the world.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Albumen-silver print on card
Brief Description
Lake Price, William. Portrait of Richard Ansdell, 19th c., albumen print
Physical Description
Sepia photograph of the artist Richard Ansdell posing among the accoutrements of his profession, including an easel at right and at left a still life including a bird, fabric and a musical instrument.
Dimensions
  • Not including card height: 29.3cm
  • Not including card width: 23.8cm
Production typeUnlimited edition
Credit line
Transferred from the British Museum
Object history
J.R. England gave this photograph to the British Museum in 1929
Historical context
Transferred to the V&A from the British Museum in 2000
Production
Price is believed to have worked in London



Reason For Production: Retail

Reason For Production: Exhibition
Subjects depicted
Summary
William Henry Lake Price, himself a painter and printmaker as well as a photographer, has portrayed his fellow artist Richard Ansdell (1815-1885) with the traditional tools of his profession and a still life composed of characteristic materials of the genre in Victorian times. This portrait was first seen at the Photographic Society of London exhibition held at the South Kensington Museum (now the V&A) in February and March 1858. This was the first photographic exhibition held in any museum in the world.
Collection
Accession Number
E.1383-2000

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record createdFebruary 7, 2004
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