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Camille Silvy Collection, Album 1 (Daybook Volume 1), 1860

701 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 1: sitter numbers 1-1300 (undated, probably 1860), 281 pages containing 705 photographs. Notable sitters include: Princess Mary of Cambridge (later Duchess of Teck); 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava; Marchesi d'Azeglio; Louis d'Orléans, Duc de Nemours; 3rd Viscount and Viscountess Palmerston; Edward Cheney; Adelaide Kemble; Alexander James Beresford Beresford Hope; Horatio Powys; Wilhelm Kuhe; Rosa Csillag.

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