Photograph (Experimental Photogenic Drawing, Cyanotype), by Sir John Herschel, c.1842
|Inventory Number:|| 43534|
|Object Type:|| |
Sir John Frederick William Herschel (Photographer)|
|Brief Description:||Experimental photogenic drawing (cyanotype) by Sir John Herschel, undated, c.1842. Paper has part of a B & TS 1832 watermark.|
Subject: engraving 14279, lady and girl reading a book
Technique: contact copy (print) from a negative
Quality: rather dark and grainy
Colour: strong blue, pale blue border, plain back
Condition: crease that shows as dark line across image, white marks (?surface abrasion) on lady's face
Purpose: a cyanotype 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|