Guy Little Theatrical Photograph

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Acquired in 2007 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Kingsbury & Notcutt
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bibliography
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T&P
credit
date_end
0180-12-31
date_start
1876-01-01
date_text
ca. 1878-1879 (photographed)
descriptive_line
Photograph of Zélia Trebelli, late 19th c. Guy Little Collection.
dimensions
Height: 13.6 cm, Width: 9.7 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
This is one of the outstanding collection of 19th century photographs owned by Guy Little presented to the museum in the early 20th century.
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186422
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T07:34:58.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T07:34:58.000Z
latitude
location
In Storage
longitude
marks
'Zelie Trebelli Bettini / (almost 1878 - 79) / (the autograph below this / photograph is of much / earlier date / Kingsbury + Notcutt' '[undecipherable dedication written in Italian] / Z Trebelli Bettini / Varsavia / Marzo 67.' '[undecipherable dedication written in Italian] / Z Trebelli Bettini / Warsaw / March 67.' 'JAN MIECZKOWSKI / FOTOGRAF / Róg Senatorskiej i Miodowej / N. 496 / w WARSZAWIE'
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museum_number
S.144:507-2007
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s1445072007
object_number
O224937
object_type
Photograph
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original_price
physical_description
Sepia photograph of Zélia Trebelli accompanied by an autographed piece of paper.
place
primary_image_id
2009BY7741
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public_access_description
Photograph of Zélia Trebelli. Photography was a novel and exciting development in Victorian days. Most actors and actresses had studio photographs taken, in everyday dress or theatrical costume, for ‘cartes de visite’, and later ‘cabinet cards’. Both were albumen prints made from glass negatives, attached to stiff card backing printed with the photographer’s name. ‘Cartes de visite’, the size of formal visiting cards, were patented in 1854 and produced in their millions during the 1860s when it became fashionable to collect them. Their subjects included scenic views, tourist attractions and works of art, as well as portraits. They were superseded in the late 1870s by the larger and sturdier ‘cabinet cards’ whose popularity waned in turn during the 1890s in favour of postcards and studio portraits. This photograph comes from a large collection of ‘cartes de visite’ and ‘cabinet cards’ removed from their backings and mounted in albums by Guy Tristram Little (d.1953) who bequeathed them to the V&A. A collector of greetings cards, games and photographs, Guy Little was a partner in the legal firm Messrs Milles Jennings White & Foster, and the solicitor and executor of Mrs. Gabrielle Enthoven, whose theatrical collection formed the basis of the Theatre Collections at the V&A.
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3
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slug
guy-little-theatrical-photograph-photograph-kingsbury-notcutt
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2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
Guy Little Theatrical Photograph
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vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
180
year_start
1876