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Photograph (Experimental Photogenic Drawing), by Sir John Herschel, February 27, 1839

Inventory Number: 94640
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, February 27, 1839, made as a hypo fixing experiment during the earliest phase of his photographic researches.

Subject: engraving 60353, landscape with figure carrying pot on head
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Quality: x
Colour:
Chemistry: silver based, hypo fixed
Coating: none
Inscription: date, chemical note, paper note
Paper: xxx
Condition: good
Purpose: a hypo fixing experiment.

For fuller descriptive and historical commentary see narratives.
Primary Inscriptions: 'Feb.27/39. HS.So. China Paper' [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
89 122 mm

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