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William Bambridge (1810-79)

John Elder with Bout 1854

RCIN 2082432

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Glass plate negative of John Elder, the keeper of the Royal Kennels, with Bout, described as Queen Victoria's 'Cashmere dog'.

John Elder was employed at the Royal Kennels from 1852 to c. 1863. He died in 1891. Bout was given by Lord Hardinge in 1847 and died in June 1856.

The glass plate negative has been photographed showing the coated side and therefore the image appears laterally reversed. A print from this negative (RCIN 2105053) can be found in an album belonging to Queen Victoria.

  • Creator(s)

    William Bambridge (1810-79) (photographer)

    Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)
    John Elder [Keeper of the Kennels]
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
          • negatives
            • glass plate negatives
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Dogs
            • Bout (dog, Queen Victoria)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Berkshire [England]
              • Windsor [Berkshire]
                • Windsor Home Park
                  • Royal Kennels [Windsor]