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Photograph (Experimental Photogenic Drawing, Amphitype), by Sir John Herschel, December 18, 1842

Inventory Number: 94367
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel (Photographer)
Date Created: 1842
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Experimental photogenic drawing (amphitype) by Sir John Herschel, December 18, 1842. One of 3 photographs extracted and lent to someone by Herschel and remaining in a separate folder (91242, packet 32).

Subject: engraving, two ladies, 1 standing (left) other seated
Technique: xx
Format: vertical
Polarity: positive
Orientation: xx
Quality: very faint
Colour: pale yellow or amber on fawn
Chemistry: xxx
Coating: none
Inscription: numbers, date, various notes
Paper: thin
Condition: good
Purpose: an experimental amphitype xxx.

For fuller descriptive and historical commentary see narratives.
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
124 98 mm


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