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Albert and Victoria’s collection shows photographers’ working methods

Thomas Pearce (active c. 1850s)

The Old Gardener Simpson at Corbie Ha (Abergeldie) and his wife Oct 1857

Wet collodion negative | RCIN 2082945

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Glass plate negative of a full length double portrait of Mr and Mrs Simpson seated on a wooden bench, facing towards the camera. Mrs Simpson is dressed in a bonnet, check shawl, shirt and patterned skirt and Mr Simpson wears a cap, jacket, shirt and trousers. The bench is located in the middle of a path. The path is surrounded by a hedge and plants.  

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 2160051).

  • Creator(s)

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

    Great Britain
  • From the collection of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
          • negatives
            • glass plate negatives
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Aberdeenshire [Scotland]
              • Abergeldie [Aberdeenshire]
                • Corbie Hall [Abergeldie]
              • Balmoral Estate [Aberdeenshire]