Item 2008.001.1428 - Portrait of a woman with lace collar

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Portrait of a woman with lace collar

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2008.001.1428

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  • [187-] (Creation)
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    Notman, William

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1 photograph: 10.4 x 6.3

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(1856-1877)

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William Notman, Photographer to Her Majesty, independently began his first studio in Montreal in 1856 under the name 'William Notman'. In 1877, he partnered this studio with Henry Sandham, and the name changed to 'Notman & Sandham' until that dissolved and he partnered with his son in 1882. He also operated studios in Toronto, Boston and Halifax.

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Item is a white card with raised oval photograph of a woman with a lace collar. On verso, photographer's stamp lithographed in gold, "W. NOTMAN" with the Royal Crest at the centre and a ribbon wrapping that which reads "PHOTOGRAPHER TO/ HER MAJESTY" followed by the locations of studios in "MONTREAL/ OTTAWA/ TORONTO/ &/ HALIFAX". At four corners of the design are images of medals, which read clockwise from top left, "LONDON" "1862/ LONDINE/ HONORIS/ CAUSA/ 1862" "1867" and "NAPOLEON III EMPEROR/ PARIS". Handwritten lightly at top edge, "71127".

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Good. The image is faded and yellowed. Some abrasion to the card along the left edge. Fingerprint at lower right on verso.

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