The Sleeping Photographer: Belvoir Castle
The Sleeping Photographer explores a familial curiosity of my paternal origins. F. W. Broadhead, my third great-grandfather, was a Victorian artist and photographer active between 1869 and 1925. His practice was situated in the East Midlands town of Leicester, running a studio premises on Welford Road for many decades. In the 1880’s, F. W. Broadhead’s sole appointment as photographer to the 1st Volunteer Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment overlapped with his status as photographer to His Grace the 5th Duke of Rutland. Apart from his portraits of royal visitors, Broadhead also created a survey of interiors and several other views of the castle and gardens that were published in a souvenir guide, used as illustrations in periodicals and exhibited.
Matthew Broadhead • Macarena Costan • Vinh Dao • Richard Draper • Samuel Fordham • Alvaro Martinez Garcia • Emily Graham • Chris Hoare • Ng Hui Hsien • Jamie E. Murray • Manon Ouimet •