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Photograph (Experimental Photogenic Drawing), by Sir John Herschel, February 26, 1839

Inventory Number: 73948
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 26, 1839, made as a hypo fixing experiment during the earliest phase of his photographic researches. Similar in colouring and discolouring to xxxxx.

Subject: engraving, ships
Technique: xxx
Format: xxx
Polarity: xxx
Quality: very faint
Colour: reddish with greenish edges, olive green back, speckled
Chemistry: silver based, hypo fixed
Coating: none
Inscription: date, chemical note
Paper: stiff
Condition: good
Purpose: xxx.

For fuller descriptive and historical commentary see narratives.
Primary Inscriptions: 'Feb 26/39 HS Sod' [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
105 141 mm


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