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[Lady Canning]

Artist:
Jean Baptiste Oscar Mallitte (French, 1829–1905)
Date:
1858–61
Medium:
Albumen silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 16 x 19.7 cm (6 5/16 x 7 3/4 in.) Mount: 33.1 x 26 cm (13 1/16 x 10 1/4 in.) Print mounted vertically.
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Purchase, Cynthia Hazen Polsky Gift, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.491.1 (52)
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in black ink mount, recto TR: "52."; (Sideways)RC: "Lady Canning."
John Constantine Stanley; Canning estate (?); [...]; (sold, Christie's, South Kensington, Oct. 30, 1986); Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York

Jean Baptiste Oscar Mallitte established himself as a well known photographer in Calcutta and accompanied Lord Canning on the viceregal tour of the North-West Frontier Provinces in 1859.He is best known for his pioneering photographs taken in the Andaman Islands. A copy of this print exists in the Bayley Collection in the British Library under which, Lady Bayley writes that Lady Charlotte Canning was 'going out to sketch'.
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