[Large Studio Portrait of a Huntsman in Hunting Kit]
London: unpublished, n.d. [ca. 1890s-1900?]. Van der Weyde, Henry. Mounted photograph. Mounted albumen photograph, ca. 7 x 11 1/2 inches. Stamped in gilt on the mount: "The VanderWeyde Light" and 182 Regent St. W. ""VanderWeye" is also blind-stamped in the lower right of the photo. Neatly mended closed tear to right of the man's thighs; light foxing; surface scratches. The dark line at his feet looks like a retouched scratch under the surface. Good. Item #30521
The gentleman stands before a painted studio backdrop of a forest, holding hunting whip and horn. He was probably a follower of hounds on foot. Van der Weyde (1838-1924), a founding member of the Linked Ring Brotherhood, was known for his studio portraits of royalty and prominent men and women in many fields. He pioneered in the use of electric light for portraiture. The Regent Street address dates from 1877.