Photograph (Experimental Photogenic Drawing), by Sir John Herschel, 1839
|Inventory Number:|| 25876|
|Object Type:|| |
Sir John Frederick William Herschel (Photographer)|
|Brief Description:||Experimental photogenic drawing by Sir John Herschel, undated but 1839, made as a fixing experiment. One of five copies, all very pale, of an unusually dense engraving (42995, 68601, 71410, 99742).|
Subject: engraving 29622, girl with lion
Technique: contact print
Orientation: laterally reversed
Quality: very faint, blotchy
Colour: pale purple and sepia, brown border
Chemistry: silver based, probably fixed with water or hypo
Paper: thin, larger than usual
Purpose: a fixing experiment, and test of copying a particularly dense engraving.
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|