Henry Irving Barraud, Herbert Rose  (British)

From Men and Women of the Day: A Picture Gallery of Contemporary Portraiture. London: Richard Bentley & Son, 1888-1891. 2 volumes. 36 large woodburytype portraits each mounted on blue toned card stock with Barraud’s studio stamp in the lower margin. A variety of contemporary portraits of society’s elite and popular figures, similar to Galerie Contemporaine.

Herbert Rose Barraud was a noted portrait photographer who had studios in London and Liverpool. He produced cabinet photographs of many famous Victorian statesmen, artists, and members of the aristocracy, many of which were published in his two-volume work, Men and Women of the Day, 1888-89. Most of Barraud’s images were Woodburytypes, then a newly developed process which lent itself admirably to portraiture, being able to render middle tones accurately. Between 1873 and 1880 he had a partnership, Barraud & Jerrard, with George Milner Gibson Jerrard. Barraud’s studios were at 96 Gloucester Place, Portman Square in 1883, at 263 Oxford Street between 1883 and 1891, at 73 Piccadilly from 1893 to 1896, and at 126 Piccadilly in 1897. Another studio was located at 92 Bold Street, Liverpool. (Wikipedia)

Sir Henry Irving (6 February 1838 – 13 October 1905), was an English stage actor in the Victorian era, known as an actor-manager because he took complete responsibility (supervision of sets, lighting, direction, casting, as well as playing the leading roles) for season after season at the West End’s Lyceum Theater, establishing himself and his company as representative of English classical theater. In 1895 he became the first actor to be awarded a knighthood, indicating full acceptance into the higher circles of British society. (Wikipedia)

References

Foster, Sheila, Manfred Heiting, Rachel Stuhlman, and George Eastman House. Imagining Paradise: The Richard and Ronay Menschel Library at George Eastman House, Rochester. Göttingen: Steidl, 2007. p. 129