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Hills & Saunders (1852 to date)

Royal Park Keepers 1864

RCIN 2083800

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Glass plate negative featuring four full-length portraits of two different Park Keepers at Windsor Great Park. The top two depict John Orme, while the bottom two Henry Austin. Both men appear in top hats and velvet coats, standing and holding rifles.

John Orme and Henry Austin were appointed Park Keepers in October 1844.

The top right negative image has been scratched out, an act perhaps indicative of a displeasing pose.

The glass plate negative has been photographed showing the coated side and therefore the image appears laterally reversed. A print from the bottom right negative exists in the Collection, RCIN 2910330.
  • Creator(s)

    Hills & Saunders (1852 to date) (photographer)

    Foster, Thomas, Park Keeper (d.1890)
    John Orme (fl.1844-76)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

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