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

Inventory Number: 88331
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.

Subject: engraving, no image
Technique: ?contact copy (print) from a negative
Format: not apparent
Polarity: ?positive
Orientation: not apparent
Quality: no visible image, double border
Colour: nearly plain paper
Chemistry: presumably silver based
Coating: none
Inscription: symbols
Paper: xxx
Condition: good
Purpose: probably a fixing experiment.

For fuller descriptive and historical commentary see narratives.
Primary Inscriptions: Symbols on front.
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
83 116 mm


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