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

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Inventory Number: 21524
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 63470, lady with beads
Technique: contact copy
Format: vertical
Polarity: negative
Orientation: laterally reversed
Quality: good detail and highlights, though not white
Colour: dark pinkish purple, dark purple border
Chemistry: chrysotype
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
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
114 94 mm

Narratives

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