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Leonida Caldesi (1823-91)

The Honourable Louisa Gordon and the Honourable Eleanor Stanley Jun 1857

RCIN 2083755

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Glass plate negative of a full length double portrait of Louisa Gordon (b. 1829) and Eleanor Stanley (b. 1821) facing each other. Gordon stands on the right holding a handkercief and a hat in one hand, and looks towards the camera. Stanley stands on the left, and places one hand on Gordon's shoulder. There is a column, a window and drapery in the background.

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 2906644.
  • Creator(s)

    Leonida Caldesi (1823-91) (photographer)

    Louisa Frances Charlotte Ponsonby (1829-1910)
    Eleanor Long (1821-1903)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

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