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Albert and Victoria’s collection shows photographers’ working methods

William Bambridge (1810-79)

John Elder with Rufus 1854

RCIN 2082409

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Glass plate negative of John Elder, the keeper of the Royal Kennels, with Rufus, described as Queen Victoria's 'black hound'.

John Elder was employed at the Royal Kennels from 1852 to c. 1863. He died in 1891. Rufus was born in 25 December 1851.

The glass plate negative has been photographed showing the coated side and therefore the image appears laterally reversed. A print from this negative (RCIN 2105060) 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
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Berkshire [England]
              • Windsor [Berkshire]
                • Windsor Home Park
                  • Royal Kennels [Windsor]