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

Inventory Number: 93367
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, too faint
Technique: ?contact copy (print) from a negative
Format: not apparent
Polarity: ?positive
Orientation: not apparent
Quality: very faint
Colour: blue both sides, stronger blue blotches
Chemistry: presumably silver based, probably fixed with a potassium salt
Coating: none
Inscription: letter P
Paper: xxx
Condition: good
Purpose: probably a fixing experiment.

For fuller descriptive and historical commentary see narratives.
Primary Inscriptions: 'P'.
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
85 111 mm

There are no associated narratives.

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