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Album of Portrait Prints (Mostly Engravings and Lithographs) Entitled 'Portraits of Eminent Men', Compiled by Charles Daubeny, Mid 19th Century

Inventory Number: 11899
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Persons: Charles Giles Bridle Daubeny
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Brief Description: Large album. Contains a large collection of printed portraits, mostly early and mid 19th-century engravings and lithographs, with one early photograph (of Liebig; see separate entry).
Primary Inscriptions: Spine title: 'Portraits | &c.'. MS title on label on front: 'Portraits of | Eminent Men | collected by | The late Dr. Daubeny'.
Provenance: Presented by Dr A. E. Gunther in 1986. Part of the collections of his father R. T. Gunther, founding Curator of the Museum, previously on loan to the Museum. Gunther acquired it from Edward Chapman, whose printed book label is on the pastedown. Chapman acquired it after Daubeny's death, probably at a sale.
Collection Group: Gunther Collection
Material(s): Paper
Card
Leather
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
550 380 47 mm

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Photograph (Albumen Print) of Justus von Liebig, by Alois Löcherer, Munich, 1850s

Inventory Number: 11899
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Persons: Charles Giles Bridle Daubeny
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Brief Description: In MS Gunther 93, p.23, Charles Daubeny's collection of 'Portraits of Eminent Men'. Early albumen print portrait of Justus von Liebig, seated nearly three-quarter length. Mounted on thin card bearing the photographer's blind stamp and an inscription to Daubeny by Liebig. Heavily retouched, probably partly in the negative. Strong brown and sepia; surface smooth, as if coated, but matt; on very thin paper. The photograph has characteristics of the albumen print and of the salted paper print (calotype), and is probably a transitional print belonging to the period when the one succeeded the other in the early or mid 1850s; the photographer Alois Löcherer is known from both calotypes and early albumen prints. Liebig left Giessen for Munich in 1852, and visited Daubeny in Oxford in 1860, so the photograph falls within that period. Liebig met Daubeny a number of times, and also gave him a miniature porcelain bust of himself.
Primary Inscriptions: Inscription on mount to '... Dr Daubeny, Oxford' signed by Justus Liebig. Blindstamp on mount: 'A. Löcherer | Photograph | in München'.
Provenance: Presented by Dr A. E. Gunther in 1986. Part of the collections of his father R. T. Gunther, founding Curator of the Museum, previously on loan to the Museum. Gunther acquired the album from Edward Chapman, whose printed book label is on the pastedown. Chapman acquired it after Daubeny's death, probably at a sale.
Collection Group: Gunther Collection
Material(s): Paper
Card
Leather
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
550 380 47 mm

There are no associated narratives.

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