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© National Portrait Gallery, London
by David Wilkie Wynfield
Albumen print , 1860s
8 1/8 in. x 6 3/8 in. (206 mm x 162 mm)
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On mount below print, photographic facsimile of sitter’s autograph.
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This is one of the sequence of photographic portraits of sitters in historical costume taken by David Wilkie Wynfield. The image was registered on 8 December 1863 as ‘Thomas Faed A.R.A. in medieval costume’ and published in ‘Part 1: the Flemish and Dutch Schools’ in Wynfield’s part-work The Studio (1864). Although the costume would now more commonly be called ‘Tudor-style’, in the mid-nineteenth century the term ‘medieval’ often denoted any period before 1600. The collar shown looks similar to that worn by John Dawson Watson in an image by Wynfield now in the Royal Academy collection.
At this date, Faed’s residence was in St John’s Wood, where many of Wynfield’s sitters lived.
Additional prints of this image are Birmingham MAG, 1978P420 and (more faded) V&A, London, 136-1945 Another, more faded but slightly wider print, also with a facsimile signature, was offered at Bonhams Printed Books, 18/19 June 2002 (697).
See NPG collection P70–P100
Dr Jan Marsh
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Physical descriptionback to top
Quarter-length, profile to left, right hand to chest, wearing white collar or ruff and dark velvet jacket.
Provenanceback to top
Exhibitionsback to top
Princes of Victorian Bohemia: Photographs by David Wilkie Wynfield, NPG, London, 2000 (20).
Reproductionsback to top
Hacking 2000, pl.20.