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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Caroline Emily Nevill

Dates:  1829 - 1887
Active:  Great Britain

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Approved biography for Caroline Emily Nevill
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA)

Lady Nevill was the eldest of three sisters, daughters of William Nevill, 4th Earl of Abergavenny, known in photographic circles as “The Trio.” All three of them, Caroline, Henrietta Augusta (later Mostyn), and Isabel, took an interest in photography. When the sisters exhibited in 1854 at the Photographic Society in London, the Athenaeum’s observation was that aristocratic ladies “taking sun pictures is certainly as useful and beautiful an occupation as crochet and Berlin-work.” Caroline, however, became a pioneering member of the Photographic Exchange Society when it was founded in 1855. She contributed architectural views of Kent, all done with waxed-paper negatives, to the albums of the Photographic Exchange Club from 1855 to 1858 and to the Amateur Photographic Association after 1859. Caroline Nevill never married. 
Roger Taylor & Larry J. Schaaf Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007) 
This biography is courtesy and copyright of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and is included here with permission. 
Date last updated: 4 Nov 2012. 
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HomeContents > Further research

General reading 
Seiberling, Grace, 1986, Amateurs, Photography, and the Mid-Victorian Imagination, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press) [With Carolyn Bloore] [Δ
Taylor, Roger; with Larry J. Schaaf, 2007, Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840–1860, (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art) [Δ
Readings on, or by, individual photographers 
1854, 7 January, ‘Photographic Society‘, Athenaeum, p. 23 [Δ
1855, 24 February, ‘Photographic Exchange Society‘, Notes and Queries, p. 151 [Δ
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