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P3150 Portrait miniature, framed, Mrs (Elizabeth) Marsden in her wedding dress, albumen print, hand coloured of an original engraving, artist unknown, Hull, England, c. 1850-1880. Click to enlarge.

Albumen print of portrait miniature

Made
This is a rare image of a young Elizabeth Marsden in her wedding atire. It is a print probably taken from the 1793 portraiit and tunred into a miniature some fifty years ;later when Albumen prining became commercially available.

Samuel Marsden (1764–1838) was born at Farsley, Yorkshire, England on June 24, 1764. In 1790 the Elland Society, an evangelical group within the Church of England which sponsored the education for the ministry of promising youths, sent him to Magdalene College, …

Summary

Object No.

P3150

Object Statement

Portrait miniature, framed, Mrs (Elizabeth) Marsden in her wedding dress, albumen print, hand coloured of an original engraving, artist unknown, Hull, England, c. 1850-1880

Physical Description

Oval shaped miniature with portrait depicting woman, from her waist up.The woman is wearing a gold hat and a white dress with cross over white shawl. The hand coloured print is probably taken from a portrait of Elizabeth Marsden in her wedding dress,1793. There is a wide gold border around the image and the frame is gilded.

Marks

There is pencilled mark on the back of the print 'from Mrs Betts'

Dimensions

Height

18 mm

Width

100 mm

Depth

150 mm

Production

Notes

The portrait was made by an unknown artist. the print is an albumen print. Albuein prinitng started in1847 with by Louis Désiré Blanquart-Evrard, and became the first commercially method of producing a photographic print on a paper base from a negative.It became the dominant form of photographic positives from 1855 to the start of the 20th century, with a peak in the 1860-90 period.

History

Notes

The miniature was part of the Royal Australian Historical Society Collection. Notes on file read: "The Reverend Samuel Marsden and his wife Elizabeth left London in July 1793 on the ship 'William'. They arrived in Port Jackson (Sydney) with their newborn daughter Ann eight months later in March 1794. Samuel soon became a leading figure in colonial life, combining, sometimes controversially, his job as the colony's clergyman with that of magistrate, missionary, wealthy landowner and farmer.".

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Royal Australian Historical Society, 1981

Acquisition Date

22 June 1981

Cite this Object

Harvard

Albumen print of portrait miniature 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 28 July 2021, <https://ma.as/324407>

Wikipedia

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