Stuart Baby

PhotographerEd. D. Waters

CountryUnited States


PortfolioThe Vollgros Collection of Masterpieces of American Photographs

AtelierJ. Ellsworth Gross (Chicago), Photographic Printing Co.: P.F. Volland (Chicago)


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Children, Fashion, Imitation Paintings, Painting, Portrait: Children


Image Dimensions: 15.0 x 11.3 cm tipped along upper margin
Support Dimensions: 35.4 x 27.8 cm

Edward D. Waters: 1872-1919

Ed. D. Waters was from Chicago at the time this portfolio was published. Born in Everett, Massachusetts, he was a professional portrait photographer, his last Chicago address being 4052 Grand Boulevard as listed in the Bulletin of Photography, which noted his passing.


A Photograph based on a Famous Painting

Painted around 1636 and known as the “Baby Stuart”, the original painting is a portrait of  the infant James II, painted by someone in the circle of  Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641) and held in the Royal Collection Trust in England. From Wikimedia Commons: “This charming study of the young Duke of York derives from the portrait of The Three Eldest Children of Charles I (Galleria Sabauda, Turin), which was painted by Van Dyck in 1635, as a gift from Queen Henrietta Maria to her sister Christina Duchess of Savoy.” The work can be found here.

Stuart Baby