From The Early Days Of Black And White Photography
Impressions of an Irish Countess. The photographs by Mary, Countess of Rosse 1813-1885 In German translated by Reinhart Kevin axe 1985 appears Countess of Rosse, wife of 3rd Graf as a person with his own Mary since the exhibition of her photographs in birr. The delightful composed group show, as their children grew up: skeptical-looking boys, \”buttoned up\” in their best clothes and her pretty, young cousins with soft, glowing hair arranged in the center of the image as heroines in a Bronte novel. All these cleverly arranged groups together with the brilliant portraits, some of them are still from the 18th century show a human and passionate work concept and an inventive, masterful control of technology. These photos and the views of the sixties of the 19th century through their camera had surprised many people about the woman behind the lens. Especially David H.
Davisons gave insight with his research, that Mary is indeed a Was a woman of many talents. If she would have been not a great photographer, so it wouldn’t surprise me, if still more of her would have been as only the \”woman of the telescopic count\”. Here, their presence is strongly felt in the Castle. Especially the dining room reminds me of her, and not just because her portrait looks benevolently from the wall. It is held by large jewelry cords, a huge room (45 feet) with a large Gothic window and by the metre heavy Brocade curtains. Anything designed or built, has a large scale; the doors themselves are solid, to the details of the \”egg and arrow ornaments\” to the support of the pillars. The heraldic credenza opposite the window, that the memory of their wedding they had made, is so difficult that she could be built only at this point. A contemporary account is their hospitality, she gave great lunches and dinner parties for over 60 people.