A Century of Photography, 1840-1940

Past display archive
17 October 2016 - 29 October 2017

Room 29


From October 2016 the Gallery will celebrate photography with an installation dedicated to its extraordinary Photographs Collection. The display will feature works by internationally renowned makers such as Edward Weston and Frederick Evans alongside photographs from the archives of Cecil Beaton and Madame Yevonde. Included will be some of the Gallery’s great nineteenth century treasures – works by Julia Margaret Cameron, Lewis Carroll, Hill and Adamson, and many others. Also on display for the first time will be the recently acquired album of photographs by the Swedish émigré photographer Oscar Rejlander.

See a list of all photographs in room 29

Photographs Collection: Display


Adelaide Augusta Floyd Passingham
by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
early 1890s
NPG Ax36315

Room 29

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