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Photograph (Experimental Photogenic Drawing, Cyanotype), by Sir John Herschel, c.1842

Inventory Number: 97756
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel (Photographer)
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Experimental photogenic drawing (cyanotype) by Sir John Herschel, undated, c.1842 made in the course of the experiments in which he invented the cyanotype.

Subject: engraving 59552, lady with turban
Technique: contact copy (print) from a negative???
Format: vertical
Polarity: positive
Orientation: looks to right???
Quality: xxx, uneven intensity
Colour: pale blue, dark darks and pale blue highlights and border, brown stains (?ink) on back
Chemistry: cyanotype
Coating: none
Inscription: none
Paper: normal
Condition: good
Purpose: a cyanotype experiment.

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
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
119 94 mm

Narratives

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