About This Image
Provenance: Robert Hershkowitz; Andrew Smith Gallery; Gary Edwards.
For biographic data and another image, see Bloore & Seiberling, A Vision Exchanged, Victoria and Albert Museum, 1984; and Roger Taylor & Larry J. Schaaf Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007).
Lady Henrietta Augusta Lloyd-Mostyn (née Nevill; June 18, 1830 – January 25, 1912) was a philanthropist and artist/photographer, who contributed to the development of the Welsh town of Llandudno. Her portrait, landscape and architectural photography was made in the mid-1850s on waxed paper negatives.
She was born at Birling Manor near Maidstone, Kent. Her parents were William Nevill, 4th Earl of Abergavenny and Caroline Leeke. Her sisters, Caroline Emily Nevill and Isabel Nevill, were also photographers. Together they were known as "The Trio" when they exhibited at the London Photographic Society in 1854. The sisters were pioneering members of the Photographic Exchange Club (founded 1855) contributing architectural views of Kent and Sussex from 1855 to 1858.
On July 19, 1855 Lady Henrietta Augusta Nevill married Thomas Lloyd-Mostyn. They had two sons, Llewelyn Neville Vaughan Lloyd-Mostyn and Harry Richard Lloyd-Mostyn. They lived at Gloddaeth Hall.
In May 1861 she was widowed following the devastating death of her husband from consumption, being left to bring up her two young sons and dedicating her life to preserve the rightful inheritance of her eldest, Llewellyn Nevill Vaughan Lloyd-Mostyn (1856-1929), who would eventually become the 3rd Baron Mostyn on the death of his grandfather in 1884.
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Medium Albumenized salt print from waxed paper negative
Mount on original mount
Photo Date 1850s Print Date 1850s
Dimensions 6-7/8 x 9-3/4 in. (175 x 248 mm)
Photo Country Wales
Photographer Country Wales