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Thomas Pearce (active c. 1850s)

Charles Duncan (1826-1904), Keeper c. 1860

Glass plate negative | RCIN 2084306

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Glass plate negative of Charles Duncan, a Keeper on the Balmoral estate, seated on a chair and facing three-quarters to the right. He wears Balmoral tweeds and Glengarry hat. Over his shoulder is a leather strap attached to a hip pouch or telescope holder that is suspended by his opposite hip. 

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 2160348.

  • Creator(s)

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

    Charles Duncan (1826-1904)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
          • negatives
            • glass plate negatives
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Aberdeenshire [Scotland]
              • Balmoral Castle [Aberdeenshire]
              • Balmoral Estate [Aberdeenshire]