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Photograph (Experimental Photogenic Drawing), by Sir John Herschel, February 27, 1839

Inventory Number: 62861
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel (Photographer)
Date Created: 1839
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Experimental photogenic drawing by Sir John Herschel, February 27, 1839, made as a fixing experiment using during the earliest phase of his photographic researches.

Subject: no image visible???
Format: inscription horizontal
Quality: x
Chemistry: silver based, fixed with muriate of soda (sodium chloride)
Inscription: date, chemical note
Paper: xxx
Condition: good
Purpose: a fixing experiment using sodium chloride.

For fuller descriptive and historical commentary see narratives.
Primary Inscriptions: 'Feb 27/39. Mur So. v Strong' [muriate of soda; in 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
83 120 mm


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