Maull & Polyblank: large albumen portrait of Samuel Warren, 1856
Vintage albumen print of Samuel Warren by Maull & Polyblank, UK. Perhaps intended for 'Photographic Portraits of Living Celebrities' (Anthony Hamber: Photography and the 1851 Great Exhibition, 2018 p. xiii)
Signed: " MAULL & POLYBLANK, Photo 55 Gracechurch Street, London."
Samuel Warren was a lawyer and writer and lived from 1807 to 1877.
London's National Portrait Gallery has a print in their collection.
photograph: ca. 17 cm X 13 cm
cardboard: ca. 30,5 cm X 22,5 cm
Print in overall good condition, nice tonality. There is little wear to the image, spots are typically caused by the gilt border around the photograph.
Literature: Hannavy, J. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography, Routledge (p.904)
Mattie Boom, Hans Rooseboom: New Realities, Photography in the 19th Century, Rijksmuseum 2017 (p. 178)
A same print is in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery.