Aug 13, 2020
Aug 13, 2020

Untitled (Happy Valley Cemetery, Hong Kong)

Untitled (Happy Valley Cemetery, Hong Kong)

1866-73

William Pryor Floyd

(British, 1834–c. 1900)

Albumen print

Image: 20.2 x 27.4 cm (7 15/16 x 10 13/16 in.); Paper: 20.2 x 27.4 cm (7 15/16 x 10 13/16 in.); Mounted: 25.5 x 33.3 cm (10 1/16 x 13 1/8 in.)

Sundry Art - Photography Fund 2020.232

Location

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Floyd left his home in Cornwall, England, at age 17 to become a “boy” on a commercial sailing ship in 1851.

Description

By 1865, Floyd had abandoned the merchant marine and become an assistant in a photographic studio in Shanghai. After briefly operating his own studio in Macau in 1866, he moved it to Hong Kong, which was a larger and busier port. For almost a decade, his was the most successful photographic studio in the Far East. In 1875, he closed that studio and moved to the Philippines.

See also
Department: 
Photography
Type of artwork: 
Photograph
Medium: 
Albumen print

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