Oscar G. Rejlander

At First the Infant Mewling and Puking in its Nurse’s Arms (From the Seven Stages of Man (?)

c. 1855
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Rejlander seems to have had a great knowledge of and affection for the work of William Shakespeare. This photograph is believed to have been part of a series based on the bard’s “Seven Ages of Man” outlined in As You Like It. According to at least one review, this print offended some visitors at the 1859 exhibition of the Photographic Society of London.
Title
At First the Infant Mewling and Puking in its Nurse’s Arms (From the Seven Stages of Man (?)
Date
c. 1855
Medium
Photograph
Materials
albumen silver print
Dimensions
15 x 14.7 cm; image: 15 x 14.7 cm
Nationality
British
Credit line
Purchased 2015
Accession number
46684

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