Happy Days (Oscar Gustaf Rejlander; Mary Rejlander (née Bull))

Oscar Gustaf Rejlander (1813-1875)


Oil print pasted onto card mount

Size with slightly larger mount (not shown here) 563 mm x 439 mm

In the Royal Photographic Society Collection at the V&A, acquired with the generous assistance of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Art Fund

Museum number: RPS.1413-2017

Courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Musuem [click on the image to enlarge it, and mouse over the text for links].

This shows the more fun-loving side of the Rejlander. They might be posing as a music-hall act, though this was long before the popular early twentieth-century song, "Happy Days are Here Again." — Jacqueline Banerjee