Image: 19.4 x 23.8 cm (7 5/8 x 9 3/8 in.)
Mount: 43.4 x 59.9 cm (17 1/16 x 23 9/16 in.)
Purchase, Mrs. Harrison D. Horblit Gift, 1995
Not on view
Like Roger Fenton, whom he knew through the Photographic Society, for which he was treasurer, White practiced photography with uncommon skill. A lawyer by trade, as was Fenton, White won the gold medal at the Universal Exhibition of 1855 in Paris and at the Universal Exhibition of Photography in Brussels the following year. He possessed a technical ability that enabled him to perceive and render the coloristic tapestry of a scene as monochromatic shifts of the subtlest distinction. Few extant prints illustrate White's talent as well as this one, a talent for which he was justly celebrated during his day.
Inscription: Printed on recto, BC, below image: "London, Photographed & Published by Henry White Augt. 25th 1856"
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Johnson Gallery, Selections from the Collection 11," November 13, 1995–March 11, 1996.
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. "The Pre-Raphaelite Lens: British Photography and Painting, 1848–1875," October 31, 2010–January 30, 2011.
Musée d'Orsay. "The Pre-Raphaelite Lens: British Photography and Painting, 1848–1875," March 6, 2011–May 29, 2011.