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Photograph (Experimental Photogenic Drawing, Cyanotype), by Sir John Herschel, c.1842

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Inventory Number: 81196
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel (Photographer)
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Experimental photogenic drawing (cyanotype) by Sir John Herschel, undated, c.1842, made in the course of the experiments in which he invented the cyanotype.

Subject: engraving, lady with harp
Technique: contact copy
Format: vertical
Polarity: negative
Orientation: laterally reversed
Quality: excellent highlights and detail, dark blotch
Colour: strong blue
Chemistry: cyanotype
Coating: none
Inscription: number
Paper: thin
Condition: good
Purpose: an experimental cyanotype.

For fuller descriptive and historical commentary see narratives.
Primary Inscriptions: '793'.
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
124 98 mm

Narratives

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