The Rothshild Autochromes celebrate the earliest form of colour photography and a new exhibition at Exbury give - some for the first time - a glimpse into the bygone Edwardian era. Lionel de Rothschild was an early exponent of the art of the autochrome, his attention and eye to detail clearly evident in his photographs. Lionel was later to purchase the Exbury Estate in 1919, channelling his energies away from photography and into the development of his lasting legacy - the establishment of the world-famous rhododendron gardens.
The exhibition helps celebrate the 90th anniversary of Lionel purchasing the Exbury Estate, and is staged in conjunction with The Rothschild Archives. An article by Victor Gray of the Rothschild Archive is available here
The exhibition is on from 1 May-27 September. Admission is included within the entry price to the Gardens. More details are available here