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Exhibition Label 1989

STEREOSCOPIC STILL LIFES AND POSED STUDIES. above Still life of chemical and physical apparatus by Antoine Claudet, 1850s; posed study of a girl standing before a mirror by Claudet, 1850s, with leather slip case. below Still life arrangement with skull, sandglass, book, spectacles, etc. (symbols of learning and mortality), probably by T. R. Williams, early 1850s, in a simple viewer. Claudet, one of the first English daguerreotypists, pioneered the one-piece stereoscopic daguerreotype about 1850.

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