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Thomas Pearce (active c. 1850s)

John Grant (1810-79), Head Keeper at Balmoral c. 1858

Glass plate negative | RCIN 2084311

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Glass plate negative of John Grant, the Head Keeper on the Royal Balmoral estate in a full length portrait. With crossed legs he faces three-quarters to the left. He wears a tweed cap and spotted neckerchief. Over his one shoulder, her wears a small leather satchel.

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 2160345.

  • Creator(s)

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

    John Grant (1810-79)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

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