University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: VH01-056. Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution reference: L03826-025b. The Honourable William Nassau Jocelyn (1832-1892), diplomat and amateur photographer, was born in Brighton, England, the youngest son of the third Earl of Roden. Attached to Lord Elgin’s mission to China, Jocelyn arrived in Shanghai on 28 July 1858, and left on 28 January 1859, also spending a few weeks in Japan in August. In October 1858, Jocelyn notably photographed a set of portraits at the British Legation, including Chinese Imperial Commissioners. In September 1858 and between 1 and 28 January 1859, Jocelyn photographed in Shanghai. This portrait (VH01-056) of William Jocelyn was taken in the British Consulate, Shanghai by an unidentified photographer. VH02-080 is another portrait of Jocelyn. See also VH02-196. See History of Photography in China, 1842-1860 by Terry Bennett, pages 129-139, where this portrait is reproduced. 

Caption on mount
Hnble N. Jocelyn / Br: Embassy
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Estimated date
1858 or 1859
Black and white photograph
Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, Bath