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Glass plate negatives

Albert and Victoria’s collection of glass plate negatives show photographers’ working methods


Thomas Batchelor, Page of the Back Stairs


RCIN 2083103

Glass plate negative of a three-quarter length portrait of Thomas Batchelor (c.1768-1868) seated, facing three-quarters to the right. He looks towards the camera. At the time of the photograph Bachelor was Page of the Back Stairs.

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 2906736.
  • Creator(s)

    William Bambridge (1820-79) (photographer)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert