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

Inventory Number: 96990
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, probably a fixing experiment.

Subject: engraving, no image
Technique: contact copy
Format: not apparent
Polarity: negative
Orientation: not apparent
Quality: no visible image
Colour: yellow and brown, blotchy, both sides
Chemistry: silver based, yellow colouring suggests a potassium salt
Coating: none
Inscription: none
Paper: xxx, larger than usual
Condition: good
Purpose: probably a fixing experiment.

For fuller descriptive and historical commentary see narratives.
Primary Inscriptions:
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
102 149 mm

There are no associated narratives.

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