|Dates: ||? - 1855|
In the 1970s a calotype portrait described as “of a middle-aged gentleman seated and holding a book on his lap” was auctioned at Sotheby’s. It was “attributed to E. Radcliffe of Rudding Park.” In 1807, Joseph Pickford Radcliffe of Rudding Park had married his third wife, Elizabeth, née Creswick. By the 1850s, when this image was taken, some of Radcliffe’s children by previous wives had reached middle age; this might be a portrait of one of her stepchildren. There is no other likely “E. Radcliffe” in the area.
Roger Taylor & Larry J. Schaaf Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007)
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Date last updated: 4 Nov 2012.
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