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Walter Clayton (c.1833-1893) of Nottingham & Leicester
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne
BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES

Walter Clayton was born around 1833 in Nottingham, the son of a basketmaker James Clayton (1802-1863) and younger brother to photographer James Byron Clayton (1826-1880). Much of the early history of the Clayton family has been outlined in the profile of James and his son Joseph, who traded in Nottingham under the name Byron from the mid-1850s until 1888. Joseph emigrated with his family to New York in 1888, where the family again built up a successful photographic business, operating until the Second World War.

Although there are suggestions that members of the Clayton family may have been taking daguerrotype portraits from as early as 1844, the first documented evidence for a studio is when Walter Clayton opened a gallery at 8 Greyhound Street, next door to the family's basket-making business, before the end of February 1856 (Heathcote & Heathcote, 2001; Anon, 1858). By 1862 he had formed a partnership with David Clayson, a former salesman who had opened a gallery on Short Hill in the mid-1850s and was the first in Nottingham to use the wet-collodion process. Clayton & Clayson operated from premises at 42 Greyhound Street until at least 1864, and probably until Clayson's death in July 1865.

During this time Walter Clayton operated an additional studio under his sole proprietorship, as the Albert Portrait Rooms, at 2 Albert Street, adjacent to the Post Office, and perhaps a somewhat more prestigious location (Anon, 1862 & 1864). After Clayson's death Walter kept operating both premises, presumably with the help of some assistants, until early 1870 (Anon, 1869; Heathcote & Heathcote, 2001).

From the spring of 1870 Walter Clayton closed the Albert Portrait Rooms and took over what had been the family studio at 8 Greyhound Street, although he continued to lament his move with the words, "Late of Albert Street," engraved on the reverse of his card mounts for some years. He continued to occupy these premises until 1879 or 1880 (Kelly, 1876a; Anon, 1877). For a period of unknown duration in the early to mid-1870s, although it must have been brief, Walter Clayton was also the proprietor of the Parisian School of Photography at 23 Long Row, Market Place, Nottingham. It is not clear whether this had any relationship with the similarly named outfit in London - perhaps it was an early franchise arrangement.

In late 1873, perhaps after the death of his mother Ann Clayton at the end of June that year, Walter embarked on a new venture in Leicester. He entered into a partnership with his nephew Joseph Byron Clayton operating the Magnet Studio in Leicester, situated at number 4 London Road. In early January 1874, they announced that had purchased the business of D'Aubigny Hatch at 24 Gallowtree Gate, also in Leicester (Heathcote & Heathcote, 1982, 2001; Anon, 1875). The partnership between Walter and Joseph did not last long, however, its dissolution being announced in The London Gazette of 21 April 1874. The Gallowtree Gate premises appear to have been taken over shortly after by William Mobbs, who was there from 1875 until 1886, and was followed briefly by F.W. Broadhead in 1888.

Walter Clayton continued sole operation of the studio at 4 London Road (Kelly, 1876b), and this gradually became his main branch, with the Nottingham studio in Greyhound street eventually closing in 1879 or 1880. He then revived the name The Magnet Studio for what was now his sole premises at 4 London Road. In April 1888 Clayton announced his removal to "one of the most superbly fitted studios in the provinces" at Portland House, London Road, corner of Saxe-Coburg street. Presumably this was number 6 London Road, the address advertised on his card mounts in the late 1880s. Census and trade directories in 1891 and 1892 show him at Portland House, number 78 London Road, but presumably this reflected a street renumbering exercise, rather than a physical move. (Wright, 1880, 1884, 1888, 1890, 1892; Kelly, 1881a)

Walter Clayton retired due to ill health in 1892. He married Sarah Anne Tomlinson (c1840-1867) at Hull in 1863 and, after her death, was married a second time to Jeanette Annie Wrixon (c1853-1925) at Leicester in 1880. They moved to Bayswater in London upon his retirement due to ill health. Then on 1 June 1893 he was accidentally drowned after getting into difficulties while bathing at Babbacombe, South Devon. He left no children by either of his wives.

LIST OF STUDIO PREMISES
Feb 1856 - 1861 8 Greyhound Street, Nottingham (Walter Clayton)
1862 - 1865 42 Greyhound Street, Nottingham (Clayton & Clayson)
1865 - 1869 42 Greyhound Street, Nottingham (Walter Clayton)
1862 - 1870 2 Albert Street, Nottingham (Walter Clayton, Albert Portrait Rooms)
1870 - 1879 6 Greyhound Street, Nottingham (Walter Clayton)
c.1874 - 1877 23 Long Row, Market Place, Nottingham (Walter Clayton, The Parisian School of Photography)
1878 - 1880 11 Exchange Walk, Nottingham (Walter Clayton)
c.1873 - c.1875 4 London Road, Leicester (Byron & Clayton, The Magnet Studio)
c.1875 4 London Road, Leicester (Walter Clayton, The Magnet Studio)
c.1875 - 1884 4 London Road, Leicester (Walter Clayton)
1887 - 1891 Portland House, 6 London Road, Leicester (Walter Clayton)
1891 - 1892 Portland House, 78 London Road, Leicester (Walter Clayton)


If you have any further information about Walter Clayton, his family and studios, or if you have any photographs by them, please email me. I welcome contributions of images to increase the variety of coverage on this site. If you are able to identify or have an interest in any of the subjects in the photographs shown below, I would also be very keen on hearing from you. I would particularly like to express my appreciation to Ron Cosens (Photographers of Great Britain & Ireland 1840-1940), who has kindly shared a large number of Clayton images from his private collection. Without this contribution the array of card types displayed here would be not nearly as comprehensive and the dating sequence of far less use.
CARD TYPES

N.B. The sequence and dates provided below are my own provisional estimates, based on information that I have at the time of writing, and may be subject to amendment. They should be used only as a guide to dating. If you have any reliably dated photographs by this studio, images and information will always be gratefully received.
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens
Type 1
Messrs. Clayton & Clayson
Grey Hound St
Used c. 1862-1864
Black ink on white card
Crown & cushion motif
no frame
5 lines of text
Type 2
Messrs. Clayton & Clayson
Grey Hound St
Used c. 1863-1865
Gold ink on white card
Crown & cushion motif
no frame
6 lines of text
Type 3
Walter Clayton
2 Albert Street
Used c. 1862-1864
Blue ink on white card
Crown + belt motif
no frame
5 lines of text
Type 4
Walter Clayton
Albert Street
Used c. 1864-1868
Blue ink on white card
Crown, coat of arms + wreath
no frame
5 lines of text
Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Kathleen Maskery Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens
Type 5
Walter Clayton
Albert Street
Used c. 1864-1868
Purple ink on white card
Crown, coat of arms + wreath
Rect frame on front
5 lines of text
Type 6
Walter Clayton
Albert Street
Used c. 1864-1868
Green ink on white card
Crown, coat of arms + wreath
Rect frame on front
5 lines of text
Type 7
Walter Clayton
Albert Street
Used c. 1864-1868
Black ink on white card
Crown, coat of arms + wreath
Rect frame on front
5 lines of text
Type 8
W. Clayton
Albert Street
Used c. 1866-1868
Blue ink on white card
Crown, coat of arms, ribbon + ivy
no frame
4 lines of text
Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens
Type 9
W. Clayton
Albert Street
Used c. 1868-1870
Blue ink on white card
Crown, shield + leaves
no frame
7 lines of text
Type 10
W. Clayton
Albert Street
Used c. 1868-1870
Brown ink on white card
Crown, shield + leaves
no frame
7 lines of text
Type 11
W. Clayton
Albert & Greyhound Streets
Used c. 1868-1870
Blue ink on white card
Crown, shield + leaves
Rectangular frame
7 lines of text
Type 12
W. Clayton
Albert Street
Used c. 1868-1869
Black & beige ink on white card
Arms, scrolls, ornate shape
double frame
7 lines of text
Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens
Type 13
W. Clayton
Albert Street
Used c. 1869-1870
Pink ink on white card
Coat of arms, scrolls, ornate shape
double frame
7 lines of text
Type 14
W. Clayton
Albert & Grey Hound Streets
Used c. 1869-1870
Violet ink on white card
Arms, scrolls, ornate shape
double frame decorated corners
10 lines of text
Type 15
W. Clayton
Grey Hound Street
Used c. 1870-1871
Purple ink on white card
As previous type, but Albert Street crossed out in purple ink
10 lines of text
Type 16
W. Clayton
Greyhound Street
Used c. 1871-1872
Black ink on pinkish card
Long ribbon
no frame
6 lines of text
Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Pat Shepherd Image © & Collection of Pat Shepherd
Type 17
Messrs. Clayton
Grey Hound Street
Used c. 1872-1873
Pink ink on white card
Crown in shield device
single frame on front
7 lines of text
Type 18
W. Clayton
Grey Hound Street
Used c. 1871-1873
Brown ink on white card
Arms, scrolls, ornate shape
double frame decorated corners
8 lines of text
Type 19
W. Clayton
Grey Hound Street
Used c. 1871-1873
Black ink on buff card
Arms, scrolls, ornate shape
double frame decorated corners
8+3 lines of text
Type 20
W. Clayton
Grey Hound Street
Used c. 1871-1873
Brown ink on buff card
Arms & scrolls
double frame decorated corners
8 lines of text & Neg#
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne
Type 21
W. Clayton
Grey Hound Street
Used c. 1873-1874
Olive ink on buff card
Arms & scrolls
Wide maze design border
7 lines of text & Neg#
Type 22
W. Clayton
Grey Hound Street
Used c. 1873-1874
Gold ink on l. pink card
Coat of arms & scrolls
Wide maze design border
7 lines of text & Neg#
Type 23
W. Clayton
Grey Hound Street
Used c. 1874-1875
Brown ink on white card
Coat of arms & scrolls
Wide maze design border
7 lines of text & Neg#
Type 24
W. Clayton
Greyhound Street
Used c. 1872-1873
Green ink on white card
Coat of arms & scrolls
Ornate wide lace border
8+3 lines of text & Neg#
Image © & Collection of Brenda Jackson Image © & Collection of Pat Shepherd Image © & Collection of Brett Payne
Type 25
Byron & Clayton
The Magnet Studio
4 London Road
Used c. 1873-1874
Purple ink on buff card
Large central motif
Several fonts & Neg#
Type 26
Byron & Clayton
The Magnet Studio
4 London Road
Used c. 1873-1875
Purple ink on pink card
Large central motif
Red & purple frames on front
Many fonts & Neg#
Type 27
W. Clayton
Grey Hound St & London Rd
Used c. 1873-1876
Black ink on white card
Coat of arms & scroll
Inner & outer frames
10+3 lines of text & Neg#
Type 28
W. Clayton
Grey Hound St & London Rd
Used c. 1875-1877
Brown ink on white card
Coat of arms & scroll
Inner & outer frames
Red & brown frames on front
10+3 lines of text & Neg#
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens
Type 29
W. Clayton
Grey Hound St & London Rd
Used c. 1875-1877
Brown ink pinkish-white card
Coat of arms & scroll
Inner & outer frames
Red frame on front
10+3 lines of text & Neg#
Type 30
W. Clayton
Grey Hound St & London Rd
Used c. 1875-1877
Brown ink on l. pink card
Coat of arms & scroll
Inner & outer frames
Red & brown frames on front
10+3 lines of text & Neg#
Type 31
W. Clayton
Grey Hound St & London Rd
Used c. 1875-1877
Black ink on white card
Coat of arms & scroll
Inner & outer frames
10 lines of text & Neg#
Type 32
W. Clayton
Grey Hound St & London Rd
Used c. 1875-1877
Brown ink on white card
Coat of arms & scroll
Inner & outer frames
Brown frame on front
10 lines of text & Neg#
Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens
Type 33
W. Clayton
Grey Hound St & London Rd
Used c. 1875-1877
Purple ink on l.pink card
Coat of arms & scroll
Inner & outer frames
Brown frame on front
10 lines of text & Neg#
Type 34
Parisian School of Photography
Grey Hound St & London Rd
Used c. 1873-1874
Purple ink on white card
New coat of arms
no frame
8 lines of text
+ 4 as purple stamp
Type 35
W. Clayton
Greyhound St & London Rd
Used c. 1873-1877
Maroon & red ink p. yellow card
Slanted text, red frame
5 lines of text
Type 36
Walter Clayton, Greyhound St, Exchange Walk & London Rd
Used c. 1873-1874
Brown & red ink on white card
Slanted text, red frame
6 lines of text
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens
Type 37
Walter Clayton, Greyhound St, Exchange Walk & London Rd
Used c. 1874-1875
Black ink on white card
Ornate initials + Landscape view
Marion, Imp Paris
5 lines of text
Type 38
Walter Clayton, London Rd
+ Nottingham & London
Used c. 1874-1876
Red ink on buff card
Diag signature + ornate initials
Red frame on front
9 lines of text
Type 39
Walter Clayton, London Rd
+ Nottingham & London
Used c. 1874-1876
Brown ink on yellow card
Diag signature + ornate initials
no frame
9 lines of text
Type 40
W. Clayton, London Rd
+ Nottingham & London
Used c. 1874-1876
Gold ink on white card
Diag signature + ornate initials
Gold frame
Marion, Imp Paris
10 lines of text
Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne
Type 41
W. Clayton, London Rd
+ Nottingham & London
Used c. 1875-1877
Silver ink on d. brown card
Diag signature + ornate initials
Silver frame front/back
Marion, Imp Paris
10 lines of text
Type 42
W. Clayton, London Rd
+ Nottingham & London
Used c. 1875-1877
Gold ink d. purple-brown card
Diag signature + ornate initials
Gold frame front/back
Marion, Imp Paris
10 lines of text
Type 43
Walter Clayton
Exchange Walk, Greyhound
Street & London Rd
Used c. 1877-1879
Red ink on yellow card
Diagonal signature
11 lines of text
Type 44
Walter Clayton
Exchange Walk, Greyhound
Street & London Rd
Used c. 1877-1879
Red ink on l. orange card
Diagonal signature
11 lines of text
Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens
Type 45
Walter Clayton
Exchange Walk, Greyhound
Street & London Rd
Used c. 1877-1879
Brown ink on yellow card
Diagonal signature
11 lines of text
Type 46
Walter Clayton
Leicester & Nottingham
Used c. 1879-1880
Red ink on orange-yellow card
Large flower arrangement
4 lines of text
Type 47
Walter Clayton, Magnet Studio
London Road, Leicester
Used c. 1880-1881
Brown ink on buff card
Bamboo & roses + WC monogram
6 lines of text
Type 48
Walter Clayton, Magnet Studio
London Road, Leicester
Used c. 1881-1883
Brown ink on buff card
Small crown/shield device
Reeves & Hoare
11 lines of text
Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Collection of Brett Payne
Type 49
Walter Clayton, Magnet Studio
4 London Road, Leicester
Used c. 1882-1884
Orange-brown ink on white card
Parasol, bonsai & curled corner
Marion Imp Paris
6 lines of text
Type 50
Walter Clayton, Magnet Studio
4 London Road, Leicester
Used c. 1884-1885
Orange-brown ink on white card
Parasol, bonsai & curled corner
New version
6 lines of text
Type 51
Walter Clayton, Magnet Studio
4 London Road, Leicester
Used c. 1884-1885
Orange-brown ink on buff card
Parasol, bonsai & curled corner
New version
6 lines of text
Type 52
Walter Clayton, Magnet Studio
4 London Road, Leicester
Used c. 1884-1885
Orange-brown ink on buff card
Parasol, bonsai & curled corner
Marion Imp Paris
6 lines of text
Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens
Type 53
Walter Clayton, Magnet Studio
6 London Road, Leicester
Used c. 1885-1888
Red & grey ink, buff card
Geometric art nouveau design
6 lines of text
Type 54
Walter Clayton, Magnet Studio
6 London Road, Leicester
Used c. 1885-1888
Orange-red & grey ink, buff card
Geometric art nouveau design
6 lines of text
Type 55
Walter Clayton, Magnet Studio
6 London Road, Leicester
Used c. 1885-1888
Gold & d.grey ink, white card
Geometric art nouveau design
6 lines of text
Type 56
Walter Clayton, Magnet Studio
6 London Road, Leicester
Used c. 1885-1888
Gold & l.grey ink, white card
Geometric art nouveau design
6 lines of text
Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens
Type 57
Walter Clayton, Magnet Studio
6 London Road, Leicester
Used c. 1885-1888
Light grey ink, white card
Geometric art nouveau design
6 lines of text
Type 58
Walter Clayton
Portland House, Leicester
Used c. 1889-1891
Gold ink, glossy d.purple card
Beveled & gilded edges
Plain back
Type 59
W. Clayton
Portland House, Leicester
Used c. 1891-1892
Gold ink, glossy cream card
Beveled & gilded edges
Plain back


PORTFOLIO Contribute a Photo
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: wclayton32
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Messrs. Clayton & Clayson, Grey Hound St., Market Place, Nottingham
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 99 mm; Photo 56.5 x 88.5 mm)
Card Thickness: 450
Card Type: Type 1 - Crown & cushion, Black ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1862-1864
Notes: Thin card. Square corners.
Subject: Unidentified woman and child, full length seated portrait with curtain and plinth.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: wclayton01
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Messrs. Clayton & Clayson, Grey Hound St., Market Place, Nottingham
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62.5 x 102.5 mm; Photo 56.5 x 90.5 mm)
Card Thickness: 450
Card Type: Type 2 - Crown & cushion, Gold ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1863-1865
Notes: Thin card. Square corners.
Subject: Unidentified man, possibly in his 40s or 50s, full length standing portrait with curtain and plinth.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton37
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: W. Clayton, Albert Portrait Rooms, 2 Albert Street, Nottingham
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62.5 x 98.5 mm; Photo 57 x 86.5 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 3 - Crown & belt, Blue ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1862-1864
Notes: Thin card. Square corners.
Subject: Unidentified man, possibly in his 60s or 70s, full length seated portrait with curtain and patterned carpet.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton38
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: W. Clayton, Albert Portrait Rooms, Albert Street, Nottingham
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62.5 x 105.5 mm; Photo 56 x 92.5 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 4 - Crown, coat of arms & wreath, Blue ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1864-1868
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. "W. CLAYTON Photo. & Artist" in blue ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified man, possibly in his 30s or early 40s, full length seated portrait with curtain, chair, table, bust statuette and patterned carpet.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton39
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: W. Clayton, Albert Portrait Rooms, Albert Street, Nottingham
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 105.5 mm; Photo 52 x 85.5 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 5 - Crown, coat of arms & wreath, Purple ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1864-1868
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. "W. CLAYTON Photo. & Artist" with single frame in purple ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified woman and boy, she possibly in her 30s, he aged about 7 to 9 years, full length seated/standing portrait with painted backdrop, curtain, column and patterned carpet.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton40
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: W. Clayton, Albert Portrait Rooms, Albert Street, Nottingham
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 105.5 mm; Photo 52.5 x 85.5 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 6 - Crown, coat of arms & wreath, Green ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1864-1868
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. "W. CLAYTON Photo. & Artist" with single frame in green ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified girl and man, she aged about 4 to 5 years, he possibly in his 40s, full length standing/seated portrait with curtain, column, chair and patterned carpet.

Image © & Courtesy of Kathleen Maskery Image © & Courtesy of Kathleen Maskery ID #: wclayton79
Source: Collection of Kathleen Maskery
Artist: W. Clayton, Albert Portrait Rooms, Albert Street, Nottingham
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 7 - Crown, coat of arms & wreath, Black ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1864-1868
Notes: Thin card. Square corners.
Subject: Unidentified man, probably in his 30s or early 40s, full length standing portrait with curtain, column, pedestal and patterned carpet.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton46
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: W. Clayton, Albert Street, Nottingham
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 61 x 104 mm; Photo 56 x 93 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 8 - Crown, coat of arms, ribbon & Ivy, Blue ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1866-1868
Notes: Thin card. Square corners.
Subject: Unidentified girl and man, she aged about 4 to 5 years, he possibly in his 40s, full length standing/seated portrait with curtain, column, chair and patterned carpet.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton41
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: W. Clayton, Albert Portrait Rooms, Albert Street, Nottingham
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 98.5 mm; Photo 58 x 86.5 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 9 - Crown, shield & leaves, Blue ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1868-1870
Notes: Thin card. Square corners.
Subject: Unidentified woman, possibly in her 40s or 50s, full length standing portrait with curtain, table, vase of flowers, books and patterned carpet.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton42
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: W. Clayton, Albert Portrait Rooms, Albert Street, Nottingham
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 64 x 104 mm; Photo 59.5 x 90 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 10 - Crown, shield & leaves, Brown ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1868-1870
Notes: Thin card. Square corners.
Subject: Unidentified boy with hat, aged about 9 to 11 years, full length standing portrait with curtain, table and patterned carpet.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton43
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: W. Clayton, Albert Street & Greyhound Street, Market Place, Nottingham
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62.5 x 106 mm; Photo 55.5 x 87.5 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 11 - Crown, shield, leaves & frame, Blue ink on white card.
Date: Dated 1870
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Inscribed, "Thomas Preston Burythorpe House 1870 -" on the reverse.
Subject: Thomas Preston, probably in his late teens or early 20s, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton47
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: W. Clayton, Albert Portrait Rooms, Albert Street (near the Post Office), Nottingham
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 60.5 x 104.5 mm; Photo 56 x 86 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 12 - Coat of arms, scrolls, ornate shape, double frame, Black and beige ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1869-1870
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. "W. CLAYTON NOTTINGHAM" in black ink on recto.
Subject: Group of nine unidentified men in bowler and top hats, probably in their late 20s to early 40s, full length standing/seated portrait with curtain and bench.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton44
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: W. Clayton, Albert Portrait Rooms, Albert Street (near the Post Office), Nottingham
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62.5 x 104 mm; Photo 57 x 92.5 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 13 - Coat of arms, scrolls, ornate shape, double frame, Pink ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1869-1870
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. "W. CLAYTON, PHOTO. NOTTINGHAM" in pink ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified woman, probably in her late 30s or 40s, full length seated portrait with painted backdrop, curtain, chair, table, book and patterned carpet.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton45
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: W. Clayton, Albert Portrait Rooms, Albert Street (near the Post Office) & Grey Hound St, Long Row, Nottingham
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62 x 104.5 mm; Photo 56 x 90 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 14 - Coat of arms, scrolls, ornate shape, double frame with decorated corners, Violet ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1869-1870
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. "W. CLAYTON, PHOTO. NOTTINGHAM" in violet ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified young man with hat, probably in his late teens or early 20s, full length standing portrait with painted backdrop, curtain, chair and pedestal.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: wclayton02
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: W. Clayton of Grey Hound St., Long Row, Nottingham
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62.5 x 102.5 mm; Photo 56.5 x 90.5 mm)
Card Thickness: 620
Card Type: Type 15 - Purple ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1870-1871
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. "Albert Street, near Post Office" crossed out in purple ink on verso. "W. CLAYTON PHOTO. NOTTINGHAM" printed in purple ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified elderly woman, possibly in her 60s or 70s, full length seated portrait with curtain, table and album.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: wclayton03
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: W. Clayton of Grey Hound St., Long Row, Nottingham
Negative No. 2305
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62.5 x 102.5 mm; Photo 56.5 x 90.6 mm)
Card Thickness: 500
Card Type: Type 15 - Purple ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1870-1871
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. "Albert Street, near Post Office" crossed out in purple ink on verso. "W. CLAYTON PHOTO NOTTINGHAM" printed in purple ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified young woman holding a book, possibly in her late teens or early 20s, full length standing portrait with curtain, plinth, bust, table, chair and vase of flowers.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton48
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: W. Clayton of Greyhound Street, Market Place, Nottingham
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62 x 104 mm; Photo 53.5 x 91.5 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 16 - Black ink on white card
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1871-1872
Notes: Thin card. Square corners.
Subject: Unidentified young woman, possibly in her 20s, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton49
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: Messrs. Clayton of Grey Hound Street, Long Row, Market Place, Nottingham
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62.5 x 105.5 mm; Photo 56 x 91 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 17 - Pink ink on white card
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1872-1873
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. "CLAYTON NOTTINGHAM" and single frame printed in pink ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified man, probably in his late 20s or 30s, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: wclayton04
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: W. Clayton of Grey Hound Street, Long Row, Nottingham
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62.5 x 102.5 mm; Photo 56.5 x 90.6 mm)
Card Thickness: 580
Card Type: Type 18 - Brown ink on buff card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1871-1873
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. "W. CLAYTON PHOTO. NOTTINGHAM" and single frame printed in brown ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified elderly woman holding a book, possibly in her 60s, full length seated portrait with curtain and table.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: wclayton05
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: W. Clayton of Grey Hound Street, Long Row, Nottingham
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62.5 x 102.5 mm; Photo 56.5 x 90.5 mm)
Card Thickness: 590
Card Type: Type 18 - Brown ink on buff card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1871-1873
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. "W. CLAYTON PHOTO. NOTTINGHAM" and single frame printed in brown ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified young woman and man, possibly in their early 20s, full length seated/standing portrait with curtain, table and book.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: wclayton23
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: W. Clayton of Grey Hound Street, Long Row, Nottingham
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 99.5 mm, but trimmed at base; Photo 55.5 x 90.5 mm)
Card Thickness: 560
Card Type: Type 18 - Brown ink on buff card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1871-1873
Notes: Thin card. Square corners.
Subject: Two unidentified women, one in her 40s or 50s, the other possibly in her mid- to late teens, full length seated/standing portrait with curtain and table.

Image © & Collection of Pat Shepherd Image © & Collection of Pat Shepherd ID #: wclayton26
Source: Collection of Pat Shepherd
Artist: W. Clayton of Grey Hound Street, Long Row, Nottingham
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 19 - Black ink on buff card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1871-1873
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. "W. CLAYTON PHOTO. NOTTINGHAM" and single frame printed in black ink on recto.
Subject: William Albert Williams (born 1865) with hat and gloves, aged about 6 to 8 years, full length standing portrait with rustic wooden fence and painted rural backdrop.

Image © & Collection of Pat Shepherd Image © & Collection of Pat Shepherd ID #: wclayton25
Source: Collection of Pat Shepherd
Artist: W. Clayton of Grey Hound Street, Long Row, Nottingham
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 20 - Brown ink on buff card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1871-1873
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. "W. CLAYTON PHOTO. NOTTINGHAM" and single frame printed in brown ink on recto.
Subject: Emily Williams (born 1855) aged about 16 to 18 years, three-quarter length standing portrait with painted backdrop and balustrade.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton52
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: W. Clayton of Grey Hound Street, Long Row, Nottingham
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 104.5 mm; Photo 60 x 94.5 mm; Cameo frame 49.5 x 71.5 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 21 - Olive ink on buff card, by E.O.
Date: Dated October 1873
Notes: Thin card. Rounded corners. "THE CAMEO PORTRAIT W. CLAYTON PHOTO NOTTINGHAM" printed in olive ink on recto. Inscribed "Oct 1873" on verso.
Subject: Unidentified young man, probably in his late teens to early 20s, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait in cameo frame.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: wclayton09
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: W. Clayton of Grey Hound Street, Long Row, Nottingham
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 105.5 mm; Photo 57 x 95 mm)
Card Thickness: 520
Card Type: Type 21 - Olive ink on buff card, by E.O.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1872-1873
Notes: Thin card. Rounded corners. "THE CAMEO PORTRAIT W. CLAYTON PHOTO NOTTINGHAM" printed in olive ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified young woman, possibly in her early to mid-20s, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton53
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: W. Clayton of Grey Hound Street, Long Row, Nottingham
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 104.5 mm; Photo 58.5 x 93.5 mm; Cameo frame 49 x 71 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 22 - Gold ink on pale pink card, by E.O.
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1873-1874
Notes: Thin card. Rounded corners. "THE CAMEO PORTRAIT W. CLAYTON PHOTO NOTTINGHAM" printed in gold ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified young man, probably in his late teens to early 20s, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait in cameo frame.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: wclayton08
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: W. Clayton of Grey Hound Street, Long Row, Nottingham
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62.5 x 102.5 mm; Photo 56.5 x 90.5 mm)
Card Thickness: 510
Card Type: Type 23 - Brown ink on white card, by E.O.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1872-1873
Notes: Thin card. Rounded corners. "W. CLAYTON PHOTO NOTTINGHAM" printed in brown ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified young woman with hat and parasol, possibly in her 20s or early 30s, full length standing portrait with rustic wooden fence and painted rural backdrop.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: wclayton36
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: W. Clayton of Grey Hound Street, Long Row, Nottingham
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 105 mm; Photo 59 x 97.5 mm)
Card Thickness: 510
Card Type: Type 23 - Brown ink on white card, by E.O.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1872-1873
Notes: Thin card. Rounded corners. "W. CLAYTON PHOTO NOTTINGHAM" printed in brown ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified young man, possibly in his early to mid-20s, three-quarter length seated portrait with chair.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: wclayton06
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: W. Clayton of Greyhound Street, Long Row, Nottingham
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62.5 x 102.5 mm; Photo 56.5 x 90.6 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 24 - Green ink on white card, by Marion.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1872-1873
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. "W. CLAYTON, PHOTO GREYHOUND STREET" printed in green ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified young man with full beard, possibly in his late 20s or early 30s, three-quarter length seated portrait with curtain, table and chair.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: wclayton07
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: W. Clayton of Greyhound Street, Long Row, Nottingham
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62.5 x 102.5 mm; Photo 56.5 x 90.6 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 24 - Green ink on white card, by Marion.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1872-1873
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. "W. CLAYTON, PHOTO GREYHOUND STREET" printed in green ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified young woman with hat and parasol, possibly in her early 20s, full length standing portrait with rustic wooden fence and painted rural backdrop.

Image © & Collection of Brenda Jackson ID #: jbyron33
Source: Collection of Brenda Jackson
Artist: The Magnet Studio, Byron & Clayton of 4 London Road, Leicester (also at London and Nottingham)
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 25 - Purple ink on buff card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1873-1874
Notes: Thin card. Rounded corners. "THE BERLIN PORTRAIT" printed in purple ink on recto.
Subject: Unknown.

ID #: jbyron34
Source: Unknown
Artist: The Magnet Studio, Byron & Clayton of 4 London Road & 24 Gallowtree Gate, Leicester (also at London and Nottingham)
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 26 - Purple ink on pink card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1873-1875
Notes: Thin card. Rounded corners. Red outer and purple inner rectangular frames, and "THE BERLIN PORTRAIT" printed in purple ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified young man, possibly in his late teens or early 20s, full length seated portrait with table, chair and curtain.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: wclayton10
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: W. Clayton of Grey Hound Street, Long Row, Nottingham & 4 London Road, Leicester
Negative No. 10097
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62.5 x 102.5 mm; Photo 56.5 x 95 mm)
Card Thickness: 470
Card Type: Type 27 - Black ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1873-1875
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. "W. CLAYTON NOTTINGHAM" printed in black ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified young man with a bowler hat, probably in his mid- to late teens, full length standing portrait with curtain, chair, table and book.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: wclayton11
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: W. Clayton of Grey Hound Street, Long Row, Nottingham & 4 London Road, Leicester
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62.5 x 105.5 mm; Photo 56.5 x 95.5 mm)
Card Thickness: 530
Card Type: Type 27 - Black ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1873-1875
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. "W. CLAYTON NOTTINGHAM" printed in black ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified young man, probably in his early 20s, full length standing portrait with painted backdrop, chair, table, book and top hat.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: wclayton12
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: W. Clayton of Grey Hound Street, Long Row, Nottingham & 4 London Road, Leicester
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63.5 x 104.5 mm; Photo 60 x 97.5 mm)
Card Thickness: 480
Card Type: Type 27 - Black ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1873-1875
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. "W. CLAYTON NOTTINGHAM" printed in black ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified young man with beard and moustache, probably in his early to mid-20s, full length standing portrait with painted backdrop, plinth, table, pot plant and bowler hat.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: wclayton13
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: W. Clayton of Grey Hound Street, Long Row, Nottingham & 4 London Road, Leicester
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 99.5 mm, but trimmed at base; Photo 56.5 x 93.5 mm; Internal frame 52.5 x 83 mm)
Card Thickness: 510
Card Type: Type 27 - Black ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1874-1876
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. "W. CLAYTON NOTTINGHAM" printed in black ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified young woman, probably in her late teens to early 20s, half length standing portrait leaning on chair.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: wclayton14
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Walter Clayton of Grey Hound Street, Long Row, Nottingham & 4 London Road, Leicester
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62.5 x 105.5 mm; Photo 56 x 95.5 mm)
Card Thickness: 550
Card Type: Type 28 - Brown ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1875-1877
Notes: Thin card. Rounded corners. Red/brown double frame and "WALTER CLAYTON'S IMPERIAL PORTRAIT" printed in brown ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified man with side whiskers, probably in his 40s, three-quarter length seated portrait.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: wclayton18
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Walter Clayton of Grey Hound Street, Long Row, Nottingham & 4 London Road, Leicester
Negative No. 4348
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63.5 x 104 mm; Photo 60 x 96 mm; Oval internal raised frame 53.5 x 77 mm)
Card Thickness: 540
Card Type: Type 29 - Brown ink on pinkish-white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1875-1877
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Red frame and "WALTER CLAYTON'S IMPERIAL PORTRAIT" printed in brown ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified woman with hat, probably in her late 20s or early 30s, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: wclayton19
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Walter Clayton of Grey Hound Street, Long Row, Nottingham & 4 London Road, Leicester
Negative No. 4349
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63.5 x 104.5 mm; Photo 60 x 96.5 mm; Oval internal raised frame 53 x 77.5 mm)
Card Thickness: 560
Card Type: Type 29 - Brown ink on pinkish-white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1875-1877
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Red frame and "WALTER CLAYTON'S IMPERIAL PORTRAIT" printed in brown ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified woman, possibly in her 40s, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton54
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: Walter Clayton of Grey Hound Street, Long Row, Nottingham & 4 London Road, Leicester
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62.5 x 105.5 mm; Photo 56.5 x 94.5 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 30 - Brown ink on pale pink card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1875-1877
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Red and brown frames and "WALTER CLAYTON'S IMPERIAL PORTRAIT" printed in brown ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified woman, probably in her 20s, three-quarter length standing portrait with painted backdrop, chair and table.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton55
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: W. Clayton of Grey Hound Street, Long Row, Nottingham & 4 London Road, Leicester
Negative No. 14708
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62.5 x 105.5 mm; Photo 58.5 x 96 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 31 - Black on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1875-1877
Notes: Thin card. Square corners.
Subject: Unidentified man, probably in his late 40s or 50s, three-quarter length seated portrait with curtain, chair and table.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton56
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: W. Clayton of Grey Hound Street, Long Row, Nottingham & 4 London Road, Leicester
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 105.5 mm; Photo 56 x 92 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 32 - Brown on buff card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1875-1877
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Brown frame and "-CARTE IMPERIAL-" printed in brown ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified woman, probably in her late 20s or 30s, three-quarter length seated portrait with curtain and chair.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton57
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: W. Clayton of Grey Hound Street, Long Row, Nottingham & 4 London Road, Leicester
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63.5 x 105.5 mm; Photo 59.5 x 91 mm; Internal frame 50 x 79 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 33 - Purple on light pink card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1875-1877
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Purple frame and "-CARTE IMPERIAL-" printed in purple ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified young child, probably aged 3-4 years, full length seated portrait with curtain and chair.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: wclayton15
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Parisian School of Photography of 23 Long Row, Market Place, Nottingham, also at 6 Grey Hound Street; and 4 London Road, Leicester (Walter Clayton Proprietor)
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62.5 x 102.5 mm; Photo 57.5 x 92.5 mm)
Card Thickness: 540
Card Type: Type 34 - Purple ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1874-1877
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Purple rectangular frame, "PARISIAN SCHOOL OF PHOTOGRAPHY" and small coat of arms printed in purple ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified young man, probably in his mid-20s, three-quarter length seated portrait with leaning chair.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton50
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: W. Clayton of Greyhound St, Market Place, Nottingham, also 4 London Road, Leicester.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 105.5 mm; Photo 59.5 x 96 mm; Central oval 54.5 x 78.5 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 35 - Maroon & red ink on pale yellow card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1873-1874
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Central oval area raised.
Subject: Unidentified bearded man, probably in his 30s, head-and-shoulders portrait in cameo frame.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton51
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: Walter Clayton of Greyhound St, Long Row & Exchange Walk South Parade, Market Place, Nottingham, also 4 London Road, Leicester.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 105 mm; Photo 58 x 95.5 mm; Archway frame 52.5 x 83.5 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 36 - Brown & red ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1873-1875
Notes: Thin card. Square corners.
Subject: Unidentified woman, probably in her late 20s or 30s, half-length standing portrait with painted backdrop and chair in archway-shaped frame.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: wclayton33
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Walter Clayton, 4 London Road, Leicester (also Nottingham)
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62.5 x 105.5 mm; Photo 56.5 x 94.5 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 37 - Black ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1873-1875
Notes: Thin card. Square corners.
Subject: Unidentified young woman, probably in her early to mid-20s, three-quarter length standing portrait with pedestal.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton59
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: Walter Clayton, 4 London Road, Leicester (also Nottingham & London).
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62.5 x 105.5 mm; Photo 59.5 x 96 mm; Oval cameo frame 51 x 76 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 38 - Red ink on buff card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1874-1876
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Single frame and "WALTER CLAYTON LEICESTER & NOTTINGHAM" printed in red ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified man, probably in his late 30s or 40s, half length portrait in cameo frame.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton60
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: Walter Clayton, 4 London Road, Leicester (also Nottingham & London).
Negative No. -
Size: Cabinet card (Mount 108 x 163.5 mm, but trimmed slightly at base; Photo 103 x 139 mm; Oval cameo frame 87.5 x 115.5 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 39 - Brown ink on yellow card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1874-1876
Notes: Thick card. Rounded corners. "Cabinet Portrait W. CLAYTON, LEICESTER & NOTTINGHAM" and "WC" monogram printed on front in brown ink.
Subject: Unidentified man, probably in his 30s or early 40s, half length portrait in cameo frame.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton58
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: W. Clayton (Late Byron & Clayton), 4 London Road, Leicester (also Nottingham & London).
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62.5 x 103 mm; Photo 60 x 96.5 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 40 - Gold ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1874-1876
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. "W. CLAYTON LEICESTER" printed in gold ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified young woman, probably in her late teens or early to mid-20s, three-quarter length standing portrait with curtain and pedestal.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton61
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: W. Clayton (Late Byron & Clayton), 4 London Road, Leicester (also Nottingham & London).
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62 x 103 mm; Photo 55 x 89 mm; Raised cameo frame 52 x 74.5 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 41 - Silver ink on dark brown glossy card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1874-1876
Notes: Thick card. Square corners. Single frame and "CAMEO REMBRANDT" printed in silver ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified elderly man, probably in his 60s or early 70s, head-and-shoulders portrait in cameo frame.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton62
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: W. Clayton (Late Byron & Clayton), 4 London Road, Leicester (also Nottingham & London).
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62 x 102.5 mm; Photo 56 x 91.5 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 42 - Gold ink on dark purple-brown glossy card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1874-1876
Notes: Thick card. Rounded corners. Single frame and "CAMEO REMBRANDT" printed in gold ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified woman with gloves, probably in her 30s, three-quarter length standing portrait with painted backdrop and pedestal.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton64
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: Walter Clayton of Exchange Walk and No. 4 Greyhound Street, Nottingham (also at No. 4 London Rd., Leicester)
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 64 x 103 mm; Photo 58.5 x 96 mm; Internal cameo frame 51.5 x 76.5 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 43 - Red ink on yellow card.
Date: Dated November 1877
Notes: Rounded corners. "WALTER CLAYTON NOTTINGHAM & LEICESTER" printed in red ink on recto. Inscribed "Harold Shove" in black ink on recto.
Subject: Harold Shove, probably aged 10 to 12 years, half length portrait in cameo frame.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: wclayton17
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Walter Clayton of Exchange Walk and No. 4 Greyhound Street, Nottingham (also at No. 4 London Rd., Leicester)
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63.5 x 103.5 mm; Photo 59 x 93 mm; Internal frame 50.5 x 87 mm)
Card Thickness: 610
Card Type: Type 43 - Red ink on yellow card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1877-1879
Notes: Square corners. "WALTER CLAYTON NOTTINGHAM & LEICESTER" printed in red ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified young man, probably in his 20s, three-quarter length standing portrait with plinth.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: wclayton35
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Walter Clayton of Exchange Walk and No. 4 Greyhound Street, Nottingham (also at No. 4 London Rd., Leicester)
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 64.5 x 97.5 mm but trimmed at base; Photo 60.5 x 92.5 mm; Internal cameo 53.5 x 77.5 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 44 - Red ink on light orange card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1878-1879
Notes: Rounded corners. "WALTER CLAYTON NOTTINGHAM & LEICESTER" printed in red ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified young man, probably in his 20s, three-quarter length standing portrait with pedestal.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton63
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: Walter Clayton of Exchange Walk and No. 4 Greyhound Street, Nottingham (also at No. 4 London Rd., Leicester)
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62.5 x 103 mm; Photo 58 x 91.5 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 45 - Brown ink on yellow card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1878-1879
Notes: Rounded corners. "WALTER CLAYTON NOTTINGHAM & LEICESTER" printed in brown ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified young woman with hat, probably in her late 20s or early 30s, three-quarter length standing portrait with painted backdrop and pedestal.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton65
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: Walter Clayton of Exchange Walk and No. 4 Greyhound Street, Nottingham (also at No. 4 London Rd., Leicester)
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 103.5 mm; Photo 58.5 x 93 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 45 - Brown ink on yellow card.
Date: Dated June 1879
Notes: Rounded corners. "WALTER CLAYTON NOTTINGHAM & LEICESTER" printed in brown ink on recto. Inscribed "Yours very sincerely J.E. Woodrow June 1879" on recto.
Subject: John Edwin Woodrow (1846-1913), aged 31, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: wclayton20
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Walter Clayton of Leicester and Nottingham
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 64.5 x 103 mm; Photo 59.5 x 95 mm)
Card Thickness: 730
Card Type: Type 46 - Red ink on orange-yellow card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1879-1880
Notes: Rounded corners. "WALTER CLAYTON ARTIST" printed in red ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified young child, probably aged about 2 years, full length seated portrait with writing desk, fur and books.

Image © & Collection of Brenda Jackson Image © & Collection of Brenda Jackson ID #: wclayton21
Source: Collection of Brenda Jackson
Artist: Walter Clayton of Leicester and Nottingham
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 46 - Red ink on orange-yellow card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1879-1880
Notes: Rounded corners. "WALTER CLAYTON ARTIST" printed in red ink on recto. Raised centre frame.
Subject: Unidentified man with beard, probably in his 30s, head-and-shoulders portrait in oval cameo frame.

Image © & Collection of Brenda Jackson ID #: wclayton22
Source: Collection of Brenda Jackson
Artist: Walter Clayton of Leicester and Nottingham
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 46 - Red ink on orange-yellow card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1879-1880
Notes: Rounded corners. "WALTER CLAYTON ARTIST" printed in red ink on recto. Raised centre frame.
Subject: Unidentified man with beard, probably in his 30s, head-and-shoulders portrait in oval cameo frame.

Image © & Collection of Roger Vaughan Image © & Collection of Roger Vaughan ID #: wclayton27
Source: Collection of Roger Vaughan
Artist: Walter Clayton of Leicester and Nottingham
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 46 - Red ink on orange-yellow card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1879-1880
Notes: Rounded corners. "WALTER CLAYTON ARTIST" printed in red ink on recto. Raised centre frame.
Subject: Unidentified girl (Farmer family), probably aged 12 to 14 years, three-quarter length seated portrait with table.

Image © & Collection of Roger Vaughan Image © & Collection of Roger Vaughan ID #: wclayton28
Source: Collection of Roger Vaughan
Artist: Walter Clayton of Leicester and Nottingham
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 46 - Red ink on orange-yellow card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1879-1880
Notes: Rounded corners. "WALTER CLAYTON ARTIST" printed in red ink on recto. Raised centre frame.
Subject: Unidentified girl (Farmer family), probably aged 11 to 13 years, three-quarter length seated portrait with leaning chair.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton66
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: Walter Clayton of Leicester and Nottingham
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 64.5 x 103.5 mm; Photo 59.5 x 95.5 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 46 - Red ink on orange-yellow card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1879-1880
Notes: Rounded corners. "WALTER CLAYTON ARTIST" printed in red ink on recto. Photograph pasted upside down on mount.
Subject: Unidentified child, probably aged 2-3 years, full length seated portrait with painted backdrop, including boat, and "grass" in foreground.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton67
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: Walter Clayton, Magnet Studio, 4 London Road, Leicester
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63.5 x 103 mm; Photo 59.5 x 95 mm; Internal frame 51 x 82 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 47 - Brown ink on buff card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1880
Notes: Rounded corners. "WALTER CLAYTON. ARTIST" printed in brown ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified boy with hat, probably aged 9-11 years, full length standing portrait with pedestal, balustrade, rock, foliage and vase with flowers.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton68
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: Walter Clayton, Magnet Studio, 4 London Road, Leicester
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 103 mm; Photo 59.5 x 95 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 47 - Brown ink on buff card.
Date: Dated 1880
Notes: Rounded corners. "WALTER CLAYTON. ARTIST" printed in brown ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified young man, probably in his late teens, three-quarter length standing portrait with pedestal, balustrade, foliage and vase with flowers.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton69
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: Walter Clayton, The Magnet Studio, 4 London Road, Leicester
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62.5 x 104 mm; Photo 61 x 93 mm; Internal frame 51 x 79 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 48 - Brown ink on buff card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1881-1883
Notes: Rounded corners. "WALTER CLAYTON, 4, LONDON ROAD, LEICESTER" printed in brown ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified young woman with folded fan, probably in her late teens or early 20s, three-quarter length standing portrait with painted backdrop, pedestal and vase with flowers.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton70
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: Walter Clayton, Magnet Studio, 4 London Rd, Leicester
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62 x 103 mm; Photo 58 x 94 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 49 - Orange-brown ink on white card.
Date: Dated 26 June 1883
Notes: Rounded corners. "W. CLAYTON LEICESTER" printed in orange-brown ink on recto. Inscribed "June 26th 1883" in pencil on verso.
Subject: Unidentified young man, probably in his late teens, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton72
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: Walter Clayton, Magnet Studio, 4 London Rd, Leicester
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62.5 x 104.5 mm; Photo 58 x 95 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 50 - Brown ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c. 1884-1885.
Notes: Rounded corners. "W. CLAYTON LEICESTER" printed in orange-brown ink on recto. Inscribed "Xmas 1884" in pencil on verso.
Subject: Unidentified young woman with small basket of flowers, probably in her 20s, vignetted three-quarter length seated portrait with painted backdrop and balustrade.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton71
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: Walter Clayton, Magnet Studio, 4 London Rd, Leicester
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 104 mm; Photo 58.5 x 94 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: 50 - Orange-brown ink on white card.
Date: Dated Christmas 1884
Notes: Rounded corners. "W. CLAYTON LEICESTER" printed in orange-brown ink on recto. Inscribed "Xmas 1884" in pencil on verso.
Subject: Unidentified young woman, probably in her late teens or early 20s, three-quarter length standing portrait with chair.

ID #: wclayton24
Source: Unknown
Artist: Walter Clayton, Magnet Studio, 4 London Rd., Leicester
Negative No. -
Size: Cabinet card
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 51 - Orange-brown ink on buff card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1884-1885
Notes: Square corners. "CABINET PORTRAIT W. CLAYTON MAGNET STUDIO LEICESTER" and scrollwork printed in orange-brown ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified young woman, probably in her 20s, vignetted three-quarter length seated portrait with painted column backdrop, plinth and small basket of flowers.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton73
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: Walter Clayton, Magnet Studio, 4 London Rd, Leicester
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62 x 102.5 mm; Photo 58.5 x 94 mm; Internal cameo frame 54 x 71.5 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 52 - Orange-brown ink on buff card.
Date: Dated 20 May 1885.
Notes: Square corners. "W. CLAYTON LEICESTER" printed in orange-brown ink on recto. Inscribed "Ernst Anthon Harvey born March 2nd 1885. phot: May 20th 1885. 11 weeks old." in black ink on verso.
Subject: Ernst Anthon Harvey, aged 11 weeks, vignetted three-quarter length seated portrait, possibly in christening outfit.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: wclayton16
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Walter Clayton, Magnet Studio, 4 London Rd., Leicester
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 102 mm; Photo 59 x 96 mm)
Card Thickness: 770
Card Type: Type 52 - Orange-brown ink on light yellow card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1884-1885
Notes: Square corners. "W. CLAYTON LEICESTER" printed in orange-brown ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified young woman with small basket of flowers, probably in her late 20s or early 30s, vignetted three-quarter length seated portrait with painted column backdrop, plinth and low wall.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: wclayton34
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Walter Clayton, Magnet Studio, 4 London Rd., Leicester
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62.5 x 103 mm; Photo 59 x 96.5 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 52 - Orange-brown ink on buff card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1884-1885
Notes: Square corners. "W. CLAYTON LEICESTER" printed in orange-brown ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified young woman with small basket of flowers, probably in her early to mid-20s, vignetted three-quarter length standing portrait with painted column backdrop, rustic fence and plant.

ID #: wclayton31
Source: Unknown
Artist: W. Clayton of Leicester
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Possibly Type 52 - Orange-yellow card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1884-1885
Notes: Rounded corners. "W. CLAYTON LEICESTER." printed in purple-red ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified child, probably aged 2 to 3 years, vignetted full length standing portrait.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: wclayton30
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Walter Clayton, Magnet Studio, 6 London Rd., Leicester
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63.5 x 105.5 mm; Photo 58.5 x 92.5 mm
Card Thickness: 850
Card Type: Type 53 - Red and grey ink on buff card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1883-1885
Notes: Rounded corners. "W. CLAYTON LEICESTER." printed in purple ink on recto. Raised centre frame.
Subject: Unidentified man with moustache, probably in his 20s or early 30s, vignetted three-quarter length standing portrait.

Image © & Collection of Roger Vaughan Image © & Collection of Roger Vaughan ID #: wclayton29
Source: Collection of Roger Vaughan
Artist: Walter Clayton, Magnet Studio, 6 London Rd., Leicester
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 54 - Orange-red and grey ink on buff card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1883-1885
Notes: Rounded corners. "W. CLAYTON LEICESTER." printed in grey ink on recto (white card).
Subject: Unidentified man with moustache and boutonniere, probably in his 20s or early 30s, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton74
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: Walter Clayton, Magnet Studio, 6 London Rd, Leicester
Negative No. -
Size: Cabinet card (Mount 107 x 167.5 mm; Photo 98.5 x 143.5 mm; Internal cameo frame 90 x 130.5 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 55 - Gold & dark grey ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c. 1885-1888.
Notes: Square corners. "CABINET PORTRAIT. W. CLAYTON, MAGNET STUDIO, LEICESTER." and ribbon/star/staff device printed in purple ink on recto (pale yellow card).
Subject: Unidentified woman, probably in her 50s or early 60s, three-quarter length seated portrait with painted backdrop and chair.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton75
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: Walter Clayton, Magnet Studio, 6 London Rd, Leicester
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62.5 x 103 mm; Photo 58 x 95 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 56 - Gold & light grey ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c. 1885-1888.
Notes: Square corners. "W. CLAYTON, LEICESTER." printed in purple ink on recto (pale yellow card). Inscribed "Harry & Maggie" in pencil on verso.
Subject: Unidentified man and woman, probably in their 20s, three-quarter length seated/standing portrait with painted backdrop, rustic fence and plant.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton76
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: Walter Clayton, Magnet Studio, 6 London Rd, Leicester
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62.5 x 103 mm; Photo 57 x 94.5 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 57 - Light grey ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c. 1885-1888.
Notes: Rounded corners. "W. CLAYTON, MAGNET STUDIO, LEICESTER." printed in light grey ink on recto (buff card).
Subject: Unidentified woman with small basket of flowers, probably in her 30s, three-quarter length standing portrait with painted backdrop and pedestal.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton77
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: Walter Clayton, Portland House, Leicester
Negative No. -
Size: Cabinet card (Mount 106.5 x 165.5 mm; Photo 95.5 x 144 mm; Internal frame 90 x 128.5 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 58 - Gold ink on glossy dark purple card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c. 1889-1890.
Notes: Rounded corners. "Walter Clayton PORTLAND HOUSE LEICESTER." printed in gold ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified man and woman, he holding a book, probably in their 60s, three-quarter length seated/standing portrait with painted backdrop.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: wclayton78
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: W. Clayton, Portland House, Leicester
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62.5 x 104 mm; Photo 57.5 x 89 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type 59 - Gold ink on glossy cream card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c. 1891-1892.
Notes: Rounded corners. "W. Clayton PORTLAND HOUSE LEICESTER." printed in gold ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified man with a beard, probably in his late 40s or 50s, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.

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Transcript of the GRO Index from FreeBMD
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Many thanks to Kathleen Maskery, Ron Cosens, Pat Shepherd, Roger Vaughan, Janet Bitton and Brenda Jackson for kind contributions of images and information.


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