The Library of Nineteenth-Century Photography

 
 
 
Man with stick

Man with stick


Photographed by Oscar Gustavus Rejlander during the 1850s and later issued as a carte-de-visite during the period when his studio was on Malden Road, Haverstock Hill, in North London.

Often called the father of art photography, Rejlander was a Swede who emigrated to England in 1839. He lived first in Lincoln and then in 1845 moved to Wolverhampton, finally settling in London in April or May 1862.He lived first in Lincoln and then in 1845 moved to Wolverhampton, finally settling to London in April or May 1862.Along with HP Robinson, he became one of the leading exponents of ‘high-art’ photography. His Two Ways of Life was a mammoth composite work which caused a sensation when it was exhibited in 1857. He died penniless in 1875 and was buried in London's Kensal Green cemetery.
 

Code: 122976
 
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