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

Inventory Number: 38697
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel (Owner)
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Engraving, vertical format: urban street scene with large archway, horse and cart in left foreground. Varnished both sides, giving a yellowy amber colour, and stiffening the paper. Crack at top left corner. One of the experimental photographs of this engraving (15672) includes within the image a printed caption beneath, so the original has been trimmed, as there is now no caption nor borders.

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
Material(s): Paper
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
90 65 mm

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