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Albert and Victoria’s collection shows photographers’ working methods

Attributed to William Bambridge (1810-79)

Man with a bull 1851-61

RCIN 2083067

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Glass plate negative of a full length portrait of a man standing beside a bull. The man, possibly a Royal Household herdsman, faces three-quarters to the left and looks ahead. He holds onto the bull's reins. The bull stands in profile, facing right and turning its head to the opposite direction. In the background there is a wooden fence and behind it a brick cottage.

The glass plate negative has been photographed showing the coated side and therefore the image appears laterally reversed. Prints from this negative do not seem to exist in the Collection.
  • Creator(s)

    Attributed to William Bambridge (1810-79) (photographer)

  • 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
          • Cattle & oxen
            • Bulls