The Library of Nineteenth-Century Photography

Unidentified performer

Unidentified performer

A pencilled inscription in a period hand on the reverse of the mount reads Garde du Petit Corps / Opéra, almost certainly a supernumerary with a walk-on part in a ballet or opera.

From an album assembled by Doctor Martin Batt Tanner of Summerlands, Exeter, Devon. An inked inscription on the album’s frontispiece reads ‘Photographs of Celebrities / in 1862 / collected by me whilst residing at the / Rotunda Hospital, Dublin.’

Photographed by Disdéri of Paris.

Code: 123121
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