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Photograph (Experimental Photogenic Drawing), by Sir John Herschel, April 19, 1839

Inventory Number: 78798
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, April 19, 1839, made xxas a fixing experiment during the earliest phase of his photographic researches.

Subject: engraving, image not discernible, border
Technique: contact copy
Format: inscription horizontal
Polarity: negative
Orientation: not apparent
Quality: not discernible
Colour: grainy sepia discoloration all over, purply brown border
Chemistry: silver based, probably hypo fixed
Coating: none
Inscription: date
Paper: thin
Condition: good
Purpose: a fixing experiment.

For fuller descriptive and historical commentary see narratives.
Primary Inscriptions: 'Fixed Apl 19/39' [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
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
85 124 mm

Narratives

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