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Photograph (Experimental Photogenic Drawing, Chrysotype), by Sir John Herschel, c.1842

Inventory Number: 13201
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel (Photographer)
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Experimental photogenic drawing (chrysotype) by Sir John Herschel, undated, c.1842.

Subject: engraving 33179, group in bed chamber including man with stick
Technique: contact copy
Format: horizontal
Polarity: negative
Orientation: laterally reversed
Quality: good, excellent detail and highlights in the man with stick figure
Colour: strong purple, pinky purple and fawn back with grainy speckling
Chemistry: chrysotype xxx
Coating: none
Inscription: none
Paper: thin
Condition: good
Purpose: an experimental chrysotype.

For fuller descriptive and historical commentary see narratives.
Provenance: Presented by Miss Herschel and Lady Lubbock in 1928. They were the two surviving and youngest children of Sir John Herschel (Francisca and Constance).
Collection Group: Herschel's Photographic Experiments
Material(s): Paper
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
93 119 mm


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