London, South Kensington
20 October 2000
R. LOWE (Cheltenham) AND J.W. NEWLAND (Calcutta)
Portrait of an Indian gentleman; 'Mr & Mrs Shillingford', both 1850s
Two daguerreotypes, one sixth-plate and one quarter-plate, hand-coloured, one with gilt pin-prick jewellery decoration, arched-top and oval gilt-metal mounts, one with small ink manuscript paper label with sitters' names on cover glass, folding morocco cases (one with top section missing) each with photographer's gilt credit stamp (2)
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J.W. Newland established a daguerreotype studio in Australia in 1848-9 and moved to Calcutta in 1850, where he remained until 1860. This portrait is unusual in showing a European man and Indian woman in the traditional husband-and-wife pose.
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