'Prince Arthur's Hunting Party', 1860.
3 3 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

'Prince Arthur's Hunting Party', 1860.

Notman, William

© National Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


A photograph of a hunting party with their kill, taken by William McFarlane Notman (1826-1891) in 1860 during the Royal Visit to Canada of Albert, Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII (1841-1910). The Prince may be the man kneeling at the front of the group, next to the kill - the only man who is not wearing a hat. William McFarlane Notman was born in Scotland but emigrated to Canada in 1856. He opened a photographic studio in Montreal and later established a successful chain of studios across Canada with branches in Toronto, Ottawa and Halifax. Notman was the official Canadian photographer to Queen Victoria (1819-1901). His work forms an unrivalled record of nineteenth cantury Canadian life, including portraits, landscapes and elaborate studio-based genre scenes of Native Amerians, hunters and trappers.



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