© National Portrait Gallery, London
Mattie Edwards in 'In Dahomey'
by Cavendish Morton Click on the links below to find out more
platinotype print, 1903
6 in. x 4 1/8 in. (151 mm x 106 mm)
Given by the photographer's son, Cavendish Morton, 1991
- Cavendish Morton (1874-1939), Photographer, actor and film director. Artist associated with 114 portraits, Sitter associated with 14 portraits.
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