John Dillwyn Llewelyn (Welsh, 1810-1882)
Pheasant and ferns, Penllergare, early 1850s
Albumen print from a glass negative
21.4 x 16.2 cm on 21.7 x 16.5 cm paper, irregularly trimmed
John Dillwyn Llewelyn was a magistrate, a distinguished botanist and a founder member of the Royal Institution of South Wales. Many of his images were made around his country seat in Penllergare, near Swansea, and around the Welsh coast. Llewelyn was a cousin by marriage of William Henry Fox Talbot who taught him the process.