BARRAUD, Herbert (1845-1896)
Men and Women of the Day. A Picture Gallery of Contemporary Portraiture.
London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1888-1893. 6 volumes, folio. (14 x 10 1/2 inches). 216 carbon print photographs on cards. A few with minor chips at board edges of cards.
Contemporary morocco-backed cloth boards
Provenance: Peabody Institute (bookplate, inked stamp on titles and versos of photographs)
A noted photographically illustrated work of portraiture and biography.
Barraud was among the most fashionable portrait photographers of the Victorian era. These volumes Include portraits of Robert Browning, Lady Churchill, Arthur Conan Doyle, Henry Irving, Lord Tennyson, Sir Richard Owen, John Ruskin, Adalina Patti, George Du Maurier, J. M. Barrie, H. M. Stanley, W. S. Gilbert, and other writers, actors, politicians, scientists, aristocrats and notables of the day. The final volume includes portraits by other photographers. The biographies are edited by Charles Ellington.