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

Inventory Number: 28374
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel (Owner)
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Engraving, vertical format: lady playing a guitar and wearing a turban, guitar pointing to right. Slightly yellowish, with a mottled discoloration like foxing on front, though it is not clear whether the print has been treated (oiled or waxed). This was one of the prints most frequently used in Herschel's photographic experiments.

For fuller descriptive and historical commentary see narratives.
Primary Inscriptions:
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
116 92 mm

Narratives

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