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Camille Silvy Collection, Album 7 (Daybook Volume 7), 1862-66

1296 Portraits in set

A collection of twelve albums representing the output of Camille Silvy’s (1834-1910) photographic portrait studio based at 38 Porchester Terrace, Bayswater, London. Compiled by the studio, each album is arranged almost entirely chronologically and in sitter number order. Each page is divided into a grid of four sections with each section featuring one carte-de-visite sized albumen print from the sittings, pasted beneath the sitter number and a handwritten identification of the photograph’s subject. Album 7: sitter numbers 8244-9627 (22 May 1862 - 23 July 1866), 343 pages containing 1343 photographs. Notable sitters include: Sir Robert Garrett; Sir Frederick Abbott; Adelina Patti; Ferdinand Freiligrath; Charles Fechter; Francis Fox Tuckett; reproduction of a daguerreotype of Honoré de Balzac by Louis Auguste Bisson.