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Stereoscopic Photograph (Albumen Prints) of a Riverside Scene with Figure at Guy's Cliff, Warwickshire, 1850s or 1860s

Inventory Number: 12013
Object Type:
Accession Number: 1973-22/4
Brief Description: Stereoscopic albumen prints mounted on grey card, curved tops. Riverside scene, a seated man between two trees, buildings across the river in the background. The frame of trees creates a good stereoscopic effect.

Part of a group of 35 stereoscopic photographs (all albumen prints), chiefly genre scenes, living tableaux, and story sequences, and topographical subjects, both commercial and private. They belonged to Arthur Aldred, most being initialled and numbered on the back, and one of them inscribed: 'A. Aldred Esqr | Dene House | Gt. Yarmouth' (probably the house depicted in the photograph); number 1 is a family group. With them as acquired were stereoscopic photographs of birds of later date, now catalogued separately (92612).
Primary Inscriptions: Inscribed on back: 'A. A. No. 24.'; printed label: 'England. Guy's Cliff, on the Avon. ...'.
Provenance: Presented by Professor O. R. Gurney in 1973. They probably belonged to his father Robert Gurney, who was from Norfolk, and ultimately to Arthur Aldred of Great Yarmouth.
Collection Group: Gurney Photographs
Material(s): Paper
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
84 174 mm


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