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Engraving (Used for Copying) from the Photographic Experiments of Sir John Herschel, c.1839

Inventory Number: 24822
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel (Owner)
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Engraving, squarish horizontal format, vignetted: waterside landscape with boats, small figures, and a windmill to right. The engraving may be taken from the work stated, though the wording of the caption suggests it is from a prospectus or advertisement. It is presumably the edition that came out in eight volumes between 1834 and 1843. Slightly discoloured, unevenly on the back, so it may have been lightly waxed or oiled.

For fuller descriptive and historical commentary see narratives.
Primary Inscriptions: Printed caption: 'For Mr. Murray's New & Complete Edition of the Life & Works of the Revd. George Crabbe. | Drawn by C. Stanfield, A.R.A.'.
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
87 100 mm


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