Oct 26 2011: Eleven Victorian Studio Portraits of Men, Plus One Couple (English, 1880 – 1900)

Following on from yesterday’s post featuring eleven Victorian studio portraits of children, here are twelve more, eleven of men, and one showing a couple posed beside a clearly artificial Country Stile in formal dress: the man holds a top hat, and the lady doesn’t seem attired for such activities as, let’s say, actually attempting to climb the stile.  Sometimes it’s hard to classify the portraits: one image here, showing a boy with a book, is filed among the men rather than children because, while its subject appears no older than the girl in a garden featured in the children’s gallery, he is already being shoe-horned, rather uncertainly, into the appearance of manhood.

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