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

Inventory Number: 25880
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel (Photographer)
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Experimental photogenic drawing (cyanotype) by Sir John Herschel, undated, c.1842, made in the course of the experiments in which he invented the cyanotype. Narrow border. xxx

Subject: engraving 28374, lady with guitar
Technique: direct positive contact copy
Format: vertical
Polarity: positive
Orientation: laterally reversed
Quality: xxx, light highlights
Colour: slightly greenish blue, highlights and border slightly yellowy-blue, plain back
Chemistry: cyanotype
Coating: none
Inscription: number
Paper: xxx
Condition: good, small nick from edge (compare 58467)
Purpose: a cyanotype experiment.

For fuller descriptive and historical commentary see narratives.
Primary Inscriptions: '784'.
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
118 94 mm


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