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Albert and Victoria’s collection shows photographers’ working methods

William Bambridge (1810-79)

Arthur and Victoria Cowley, children of the Jäger Cowley and his wife 1857

RCIN 2083757

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Glass plate negative of a full-length group portrait of two young children, Victoria and Arthur Cowley. The boy sits on a chair facing the camera and places his hand on the shoulder of his sister who sits on a stool beside him.

The siblings were probably children of Edward Cowley (1817-93), a Jäger (huntsman) employed by the Royal Household.

The glass plate negative has been photographed showing the coated side and therefore the image appears laterally reversed. A print from this negative exist in the Collection, RCIN 2906675.
  • Creator(s)

    William Bambridge (1810-79) (photographer)

    Arthur Cowley (active 1857-1930)
    Victoria Cowley
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
          • negatives
            • glass plate negatives
    • People
      • Children