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Thomson, E. Gertrude (Emily Gertrude)
Frederic Shields and Charles Rowley in Shields's garden at Merton.
Merton, London, England, [1882?]
Physical Description:
1 photograph : gelatin silver print ; 8.2 x 8 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Photographs A no. 1
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Frederic James Shields was a British artist, illustrator and designer associated with the Pre-Raphaelites. Charles Rowley was founder of the Ancoats Brotherhood, a group with aims of bringing art and literature to the working classes.
Annotated in ink, on verso: "Merton, July [18]82. Charles Rowley of Ancoats (left), William Morris (right)." In a different (later?) hand, crossed out: "Twins [of?] different mothers." The annotation's identification of Morris as the figure at right appears to be erroneous. A close variant of this photograph appeared in the Manchester City News of March 4, 1911, to illustrate an article noting the death of Shields.
Subject Terms:
Artists -- Great Britain.
Morris, William, 1834-1896.
Rowley, Charles, 1839-1933 -- Portraits.
Shields, Frederic, 1833-1911 -- Portraits.
Gelatin silver prints.
Portrait photographs.

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