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

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Inventory Number: 30155
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel (Photographer)
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Experimental photogenic drawing (chrysotype) by Sir John Herschel, undated, c.1842.

Subject: engraving, lady outdoors holding book on her knee
Technique: contact copy
Format: vertical
Polarity: negative
Orientation: laterally reversed
Quality: dark areas too dark, but excellent detail and some good highlights
Colour: strong purple, small brown linear stain
Chemistry: chrysotype
Coating: none
Inscription: none
Paper: thin
Condition: good
Purpose: an experimental chrysotype.

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
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
117 91 mm

Narratives

Image with multimedia irn 18446

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