Two girls on a path carrying flowers, 1908.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm

Two girls on a path carrying flowers, 1908.

Laing, Etheldreda Janet

© National Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


An autochrome of her daughters admiring their freshly picked flowers, taken by Etheldreda Janet Laing. The colourful flowers in the garden and on the arched trellis are highlighted in the bright sunshine. In the summer of 1908 Laing took a series of autochrome portraits of her children at the family home, Bury Knowle. As a young woman Laing studied art in Cambridge and became an enthusiastic amateur photographer. The autochrome process was the first really practicable and commercially successful process for colour photography. Patented in 1904, it was invented by French film pioneer brothers Louis and Auguste Lumiere. Autochromes are transparent images on glass, similar to lantern slides.



Image Ref.


buy a print

Select size
Select finish
How many prints?

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas