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

Inventory Number: 49926
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel (Owner)
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Woodcut, squarish vertical, vignetted: historical scene of two boys in 17th-century dress, with dog right and a deer they have just killed left. It is a version of a joint portrait of Prince Henry (1594-1612), son of James I, and his companion John Harington (1592-1614) at a stag hunt. On thin paper.

For fuller descriptive and historical commentary see narratives.
Primary Inscriptions: The image is captioned in contemporary MS: 'Prince Henry & Ld. Harington' [?not Herschel's hand].
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
139 124 mm


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