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The photograph album of Albert Henry Scott, the photographer son of George Gilbert Scott

  • Gavin Stamp (a1)

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This paper describes the contents of an album of photographs taken in 1861–2 by the seventeen-year-old third son of the renowned architect George Gilbert Scott. The album is evidence of the growing popularity of photography as a hobby for amateurs in the 1850s and 1860s as a result of technical developments that made the equipment easier to transport and use in the field. Analysis of the subjects in the album reveals a pioneering interest in vernacular architecture; the album also contains rare and early photographs of railway subjects and the only known portrait of George Gilbert Scott's wife, Caroline Oldrid.

Cet article décrit le contenu d'un album de photographies prises en 1861–2 par le troisième fils, alors âgé de 17 ans, du célèbre architecte George Gilbert Scott. Cet album prouve l'engouement croissant porté à la photographie en tant que passe-temps pour amateurs dans les années 1850 et 1860, suite aux évolutions techniques ayant facilité le transport et l'utilisation de l'équipement sur le terrain. L'analyse des sujets figurant dans l'album révèle un intérêt pour l'architecture locale; de plus, l'album contient des photographies rares et anciennes sur les chemins de fer et le seul portrait connu de l'épouse de George Gilbert Scott, Caroline Oldrid.

Diese Abhandlung beschreibt den Inhalt eines Fotoalbums mit Aufnahmen, die in 1861–2 vom siebzehnjährigen dritten Sohn des berühmten Architekten George Gilbert Scott gemacht wurden. Das Album ist ein Nachweis für die zunehmende Beliebtheit, die das Fotografieren als Laienhobby in den 1850ern und 1860ern erworben hat. Dies war eine Folge der technischen Entwicklungen, dank derer die Ausrüstungen leichter transportiert und im Freien verwendet werden konnten. Eine Analyse der Themen im Album zeigt ein bahnbrechendes Interesse an heimischer Architektur; außerdem enthält das Album seltene und frühe Fotografien von Eisenbahnsujets und das einzige bekannte Portrait der Gattin von George Gilbert Scott, Caroline Oldrid.

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The photograph album of Albert Henry Scott, the photographer son of George Gilbert Scott

  • Gavin Stamp (a1)

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