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Category Archives: Portraiture

Minna Keene (1861–1943): Pictorial Portraitist

During the 1900s women became increasingly active in pictorial portraiture. Minna Keene (1861–1943) was one of the most accomplished practitioners of the genre. Her photographs were regularly seen in the popular photographic journals, as well as in several solo exhibitions. Read more of this post


Shots of Shots: Photographs of the Oxford Volunteer Rifle Corps

In Oxford the earliest surviving photograph albums to feature portraits in any number date from the late 1850s and usually belonged to undergraduates. Alongside clerics, students in caps and gowns, and the boater-clad crews of college “eight-oars”, these albums frequently contain more unusual subjects: men in military uniform, complete with rifles and swords. Read more of this post