London, South Kensington
30 April 1997
LEWIS CARROLL (CHARLES LUTWIDGE DODGSON) (1832-98)
Irene MacDonald, Flo Rankin, and Mary MacDonald at Elm Lodge, July 1863
Albumen print, 9¾ x 7½ in., mounted on card, dated and inscribed Christmas in ink on mount, inscribed G. & M. Ponill Xmas 1864 in ink on verso, matted, dated and inscribed Christmas. Photograph by Lewis Carroll in ink on matt, in original wood frame, inscribed ?F.E.Weleu.. in ink on paper label on verso.
Thought to have been given as a Christmas gift by the photographer to Ernest Shephard;
given as a gift to the artist Frank Eastman;
thence by descent.
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Gernsheim, Lewis Carroll Photographer, p. 53; Hambourg, Apraxine et al, The Waking Dream, pl 31
A variant of this image was sold by order of the descendents of George MacDonald (1824-1905) in these rooms on 1st November 1990 and now in the collection of the Gilman Paper Company.
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