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

Inventory Number: 63470
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel (Owner)
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Engraving, vertical format: lady with long beads, lacey dress, and holding a book downwards, book to right, her head tilting to right. This was one of the prints most frequently used in Herschel's photographic experiments, partly perhaps because the lady is very pretty but also because of the excellent contrast and detail.

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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
112 82 mm


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