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'Not a Bad Day's Work'
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'Not a Bad Day's Work' 1860s

On Display PORTRAIT GALLERY

  • Scottish Art
This is one of a series of six photographs called 'A Day's Deerstalking', and shows Melville himself to the right with his friend Edward Ross. Ross was a great shot and skilled at drawing animals. His father, Horatio Ross, was a well-known amateur photographer and it is possible that he taught Melville to use a camera. The two friends have returned from deerstalking on a Highland estate and project an air of satisfaction after the successful hunt.

Details

  • Acc. No. PGP 234.40
  • Medium Albumen print
  • Size 19.50 x 26.30 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1980