Photograph (Experimental Photogenic Drawing, Cyanotype), by Sir John Herschel, c.1842
|Inventory Number:|| 28304|
|Object Type:|| |
Sir John Frederick William Herschel (Photographer)|
|Brief Description:||Experimental photogenic drawing (cyanotype) by Sir John Herschel, undated, c.1842. The positive cyanotypes that are not direct positives were probably made from a conventional silver-based, hypo-fixed negative (such as 23691).|
Subject: engraving 28374, lady with guitar
Technique: contact copy (print) from a negative
Quality: good, brighter than 58467 but still no clean highlights
Colour: dark blue (purer blue and the highlights lighter than the companion 58467), plain border and back
Purpose: a cyanotype positive printing experiment.
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|