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

Inventory Number: 78412
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel (Owner)
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Engraving, horizontal format: architectural interior of a large room with columns and a dome, male and female figures around a central round table and elsewhere, light flooding in from windows to left. On heavy paper. The print has been varnished on the back, making it yellowy on the front, amber on the back and to transmitted light. Top corners cracked (due to embrittlement).

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
113 151 mm

Narratives

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