“The Gardener’s Daughter”
This photograph had until recently, been known as "Woman in Garden", a purely descriptive title. However, in a catalogue - 'List of Photographic Studies by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe' dating from around 1900, Sutcliffe gave the above title to this image.
The location of this photograph was the garden of an old cottage in the grounds of Mulgrave Castle, the home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Normanby, approximately four miles from Whitby.
One of his earlier photographs, taken on a wet plate around the mid 1870s. The original negative which was used in the production of this print is in remarkably good condition.