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

Inventory Number: 60353
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel (Owner)
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Engraving, horizontal format: landscape with figure carrying a pot on head, lake, columns, and tall tree, a column and foliage far left, tall tree right of centre, building with columns right of that. Slightly yellowish, and slightly discoloured on back. This was one of the prints most frequently used in Herschel's photographic experiments.

For fuller descriptive and historical commentary see narratives.
Primary Inscriptions:
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
78 111 mm

Narratives

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