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

Inventory Number: 42488
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel (Owner)
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Engraving, vertical format: head of Queen Victoria, profile looking left, in a foliate cartouche with motto 'Imperial Court Plaster'. The lettering is block, and the image is made up of lines (?steel engraved) which make it look grey on the white ground. Front of paper is white glazed (with brownish staining), back natural uncoated paper. The print is taken from packaging, court plaster being a brand of sticking plaster. No photographic copy has been recognised.

For fuller descriptive and historical commentary see narratives.
Primary Inscriptions: Printed title: 'Imperial Court Plaster'.
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
123 90 mm


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