Woman and child

Woman and child
Accession number: 
Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

Studio portrait of a woman, standing, carrying a baby on her back, pictured in front of a tent. The printed caption on the carte de visite describes the woman as a ‘Greenlander’.

Photographer: Hansen, Schou and Weller studio (Copenhagen, Denmark), labelled ‘Hansen[,] Schou & Weller’
Date of photograph: Circa 1870s
Continent: Europe
Geographical area: Northern Europe
Country: Denmark
Region/Place: Copenhagen
Cultural group: Inuit
Format: Carte de visite, hand-coloured
Size: 105 x 61 mm
Acquisition: Joan Evans. Donated August 1941


Primary documentation: ‘[p.588] Dr. JOAN EVANS, from the property of the late SIR ARTHUR EVANS, Youlbury, Boars Hill, Oxford. [List of items follows]’; ‘[p.590] 1 coloured photograph, Greenland. (In box with Lapp types)’: Pitt Rivers Museum accession records (Donations X, 1937–1941), pp.588, 590. Notes on mount: ‘Eneret. 26. Brevété./ GRONLANDERINDE. GROENLANDAISE’ (printed on mount card); ‘Photographisk/ Etablissement/ ved/ Hansen[,] Schou & Weller/ Östergade No 15,/ KJÖBENHAVN’ (printed on reverse of mount card).

Research notes: This carte de visite has been identified as a photograph by Hansen, Schou and Weller, taken from the printed information on the reverse. The studio of Hansen, Schou and Weller (founded in 1869) is described as being located at ‘Östergade No. 15’ in Copenhagen.