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Sir Richard Owen Barraud, Herbert Rose  (British, 1845-1896)

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.

Sir Richard Owen, (1804—1892), was a British anatomist and paleontologist who is remembered for his contributions to the study of fossil animals, especially dinosaurs. He was the first to recognize them as different from today’s reptiles; in 1842 he classified them in a group he called Dinosauria. Owen was also noted for his strong opposition to the views of Charles Darwin.

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.


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