[Nine Portraits in Original Passe-Partout]

James William Bailey (British)

Person in Photograph:
Charles-Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte (French, Paris 1808–1873 Chislehurst, Kent)
Person in Photograph:
William Ewart Gladstone
Person in Photograph:
Albert Edward Prince of Wales (British, 1841–1910)
Albumen silver prints from glass negatives with applied color
Frame: 34.9 x 34.9 cm (13 3/4 x 13 3/4 in.) Image: 4 x 3.5 cm (1 9/16 x 1 3/8 in.) Image: 7.7 x 6 cm (3 1/16 x 2 3/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Funds from various donors, 2010
Accession Number:
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Engraved inside frame below image: "PHOTOGRAPHS COLOURED IN OIL, by J. W. BAILEY, 11, Burton Street, Eaton Square."; label from "Alexandra Palace of Art and Industry Fine Arts Department" affixed to frame verso.

  • Provenance

    [Keith de Lellis Gallery, New York]

  • Notes

    Per Roger Taylor 9/25/10: J. W. Bailey exhibited enamels between 1859 and 1889 at the Royal Academy and Suffolk Street Galleries but was not a member of the Royal Academy. Center figure is Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII); center left figure is William Ewart Gladstone; top right figure is Napoleon III.

    Per National Portrait Gallery 4/12/11: Bottom left corner is opera diva Adelina Patti; bottom right corner is actress Clara Rousby (identical to a photograph published by London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company in the V&A collection).