Item 2008.001.224 - Portrait of five children in a drawing room

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Portrait of five children in a drawing room

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2008.001.224

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  • [between 1880 and 1892] (Creation)
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    W. N. Malby

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1 photograph: 16.8 x 10.9

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(1880-1892)

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Walter Noah Malby (c1858-1892) was a professional photographer who operated a portrait studio at 68 East Street, Chichester, England.

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Item consists of a cream coloured card with brown letterpress at bottom, "W.N. Malby" and "68 EAST STREET,/ CHICHESTER." Photograph shows a group of five children in a drawing room setting, holding toys like a doll or domestic items like yarn. The two older girls wear spanish jackets that were very popular in the early 1890s, and the bot on the right wears a sailor style suit. On verso, in brown letterpress, an elaborate decorative border with the text "PATRONIZED BY H.R.H. PRINCE OF WALES K.C." and "PHOTOGRAPHED/ By/ W.N. Malby/ 68/ EAST STREET,/ CHICESTER./ ALL NEGATIVES PRESERVED FOR/ ADDITIONAL COPIES, ENLARGEMENTS,/ OIL PAINTINGS & OPAL PORTRAITS."

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Fair. The image is badly yellowed and there is some broan spotting at the base of the card on verso and recto.

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