Exhibition: The Peculiar Photographic Revelations of a Victorian Eccentric

This exhibition runs from Tue, 9th Apr 2019 to Fri, 26th Apr 2019. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Cost: Free of Charge


Stories Art Gallery are delighted to welcome the recently rediscovered and restored
photographic work of one the 19th century's strangest characters, Samuel Heracles
Gascoigne-Simpson.

From the 1860's up until his death in 1919, the family seat of Bumforth Manor in South
Lincolnshire, rural England, was Gascoigne-Simpson's photographic studio and
laboratory.

Friends, relations, servants, aristocrats, farm workers, clergymen, eccentrics, oddballs, dignitaries and degenerates, (sometimes even against their own will), all found themselves clamped into place in his drawing room studio under the unblinking glare of his all seeing photographic 'brass eye'.

A totally bizarre collection of unconventional & intriguing images, each one with it's own tale to tell of an alternative view of 19th century British life. Sometimes dark, often puzzling, but always under woven with an element of humour which is somewhat at odds with the established notion of the Victorians as austere, prim and prudish.

We urge you not to miss this opportunity to take in some of the bizarre splendour of a true Victorian eccentric's photographic imagination.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Location

Stories Art Gallery,

51-53 South Audley Street,
London,
W1K 2AA

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