A well dressed Victorian couple pose for their portrait at the studio of W. W. Winter in Derby, England. William Walter Winter (1842-1924) was the son of Cornelius Jansen Winter, a Norfolk portrait and animal painter. Winter started as an assistant to Frenchman Monsieur E. N. Charles in Derby. In 1863, Charles died and Winter ran the studio with Charles’s widow. In about a years time, he took over the studio and married Charles’s wife. Interesting turn of events; boss dies, and soon thereafter, Winter had his boss’s business and his boss’s wife. Winter continued to operate the studio until his retirement in 1909. He sold the business and the studio still operates today from the same premises.

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