Photograph (Experimental Photogenic Drawing), by Sir John Herschel, February 17, 1839
|Inventory Number:|| 99362|
|Object Type:|| |
Sir John Frederick William Herschel (Photographer)|
|Brief Description:||Experimental photogenic drawing by Sir John Herschel, February 17, 1839, made as a hypo fixing experiment during the earliest phase of his photographic researches.|
Subject: engraving, sailing ship (left) and yacht
Technique: contact copy
Orientation: laterally reversed
Colour: pale sepia
Chemistry: silver based, presumably hypo fixed
Inscription: date, paper note
Paper: thin, India paper
Purpose: presumably a hypo fixing experiment.
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|Primary Inscriptions:||'Feb. 17 India paper [...?]d' [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|
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