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Albert and Victoria’s collection shows photographers’ working methods

Thomas Pearce (active c. 1850s)

James Bowman, Forester to Mr Farquarson of Invercauld c. 1855

Collodion wet plate | RCIN 2084315

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Glass plate negative of James Bowman standing in three-quarters length, against a plain background and facing three-quarters to the left. He wears a glengarry hat, tweeds and a tartan plaid wrapped over his left shoulder. He holds a walking stick in one hand.

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 2160352.
  • Creator(s)

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

    John Bowman
  • 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]
              • Invercauld Estate [Aberdeenshire]