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Photograph (Experimental Photogenic Drawing), by Sir John Herschel, c.1839

Inventory Number: 41033
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel (Photographer)
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Experimental photogenic drawing by Sir John Herschel, undated but 1839. Three sides trimmed slightly unevenly, border trimmed away top and right.

Subject: engraving, knights on horseback in a tournament
Technique: contact copy
Format: horizontal
Polarity: negative
Orientation: laterally reversed
Quality: good detail, pale or faded at right
Colour: reddish brown, pale sepia at right
Chemistry: silver based, presumably hypo fixed
Coating: none
Inscription: none
Paper: thin
Condition: good
Purpose: presumably a hypo fixing 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
Material(s): Paper
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
78 110 mm

Narratives

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