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Thomas Pearce (active c. 1850s)

Baroness Jane Churchill (1826-1900) and the Honourable Horatia Stopford (1835-1920) Oct 1858

RCIN 2083257

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Glass plate negative of a full length double portrait of Baroness Jane Churchill (1826-1900) and the Honourable Horatia Stopford (1835-1920). The women stand together, looking towards the camera and holding hands. Photograph taken at Balmoral.

Lady Churchill was Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Victoria from 1854 until her death on Christmas Eve 1900, making her the longest serving member of Queen Victoria's household. Horatia Stopford was appointed Maid of Honour in 1857 and Woman of the Bedchamber in 1877.

The glass plate negative has been photographed showing the coated side and therefore the image appears laterally reversed. A print from this negative exists in the Collection, RCIN 2906732.
  • Creator(s)

    Thomas Pearce (active c. 1850s) (photographer)

    Lady Jane Spencer, Baroness Churchill (1826-1900)
    Horatia Charlotte Frances Stopford (1835-1920)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

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