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

Inventory Number: 67730
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel (Photographer)
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Experimental photogenic drawing by Sir John Herschel, undated but 1839, with no visible image. The paper has a pin hole.

Subject: no image visible, ???border
Technique: not apparent
Format: not apparent
Polarity: not apparent
Orientation: not apparent
Quality: no visible image
Colour: pale turqoise blue; back darker, tending to greyish
Inscription: xxx
Paper: xxx
Condition: good, pin hole
Purpose: xxx.

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
Material(s): Paper
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
85 104 mm


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