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Stereoscopic Viewer and Photographs (Mostly Albumen Glass Transparencies), Belonging to W. B. Carpenter, by Carpenter & Westley, London, Mid 19th Century

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Inventory Number: 17386
Object Type:
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1931-20
Brief Description: In fitted velvet-lined wooden box with carrying handle. Eyepiece end detached from rest of viewer. The viewer is mainly designed for viewing transparencies (such as accompany it) by transmitted light diffused by a ground-glass screen, but also has a flap with ivory knob to allow viewing by reflected light. The ivory plaques of maker and owner are of matching shape and appear to be contemporary with manufacture, indicating that the instrument was made for W. B. Carpenter, though he was not directly connected with the firm Carpenter & Westley.
Primary Inscriptions: Ivory plaques on stereoscope of the makers 'Carpenter & Westley | 24 | Regent Street | London', and of the owner 'Dr.. W. B. Carpenter.'.
Provenance: Presented by the Radcliffe Infirmary in 1931. Originally belonging to W. B. Carpenter.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
Glass
Velvet
Ivory
Copper Alloy
Metal
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
200 220 165 mm

Narratives

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Stereoscopic Photograph (Collodion Glass Transparency) of the Eiger, French, Mid 19th Century

Inventory Number: 17386
Object Type:
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1931-20
Brief Description: No title or inscription. A mountain landscape (the Eiger) with cabins in the foreground. Gold-edged, curved corners mat.
One of 8 stereoscopic transparencies accompanying a viewer that belonged to W. B. Carpenter.
Provenance: Presented by the Radcliffe Infirmary in 1931.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
Glass
Velvet
Ivory
Copper Alloy
Metal
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
200 220 165 mm

Narratives

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Stereoscopic Photograph (Albumen Glass Transparency) of a Cathedral Interior, French, Mid 19th Century

Inventory Number: 17386
Object Type:
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1931-20
Brief Description: No title or inscription. Interior of a cathedral. Gold-edged, curved corners mat. The ensemble has been dismantled (or fallen apart), and consists of the two cover glasses (the matts on which are painted) and two separate photographs on glass. The photographs are either sepia toned, or discoloured as a result of their exposure.
One of 8 stereoscopic transparencies accompanying a viewer that belonged to W. B. Carpenter.
Provenance: Presented by the Radcliffe Infirmary in 1931.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
Glass
Velvet
Ivory
Copper Alloy
Metal
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
200 220 165 mm

Narratives

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Stereoscopic Photograph (Albumen Glass Transparency) of a Large Building, French, Mid 19th Century

Inventory Number: 17386
Object Type:
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1931-20
Brief Description: No title or inscription. A large civic building or chateau (with scaffolding), and a bridge in the foreground. Curved top corners to mat.
One of 8 stereoscopic transparencies accompanying a viewer that belonged to W. B. Carpenter.
Provenance: Presented by the Radcliffe Infirmary in 1931.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
Glass
Velvet
Ivory
Copper Alloy
Metal
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
200 220 165 mm

Narratives

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Stereoscopic Photograph (Albumen Glass Transparency) of a Ruined Building, French, Mid 19th Century

Inventory Number: 17386
Object Type:
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1931-20
Brief Description: A large ruined building. Sky tinted pink. Unmatted.
One of 8 stereoscopic transparencies accompanying a viewer that belonged to W. B. Carpenter.
Primary Inscriptions: Manuscript caption: 'Couran des termis a rome' [??].
Provenance: Presented by the Radcliffe Infirmary in 1931.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
Glass
Velvet
Ivory
Copper Alloy
Metal
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
200 220 165 mm

Narratives

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Stereoscopic Photograph (Albumen Glass Transparency) of Trees in Snow, French, Mid 19th Century

Inventory Number: 17386
Object Type:
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1931-20
Brief Description: No title or inscription. Trees in snow. Curved corners to mat.
One of 8 stereoscopic transparencies accompanying a viewer that belonged to W. B. Carpenter.
Provenance: Presented by the Radcliffe Infirmary in 1931.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
Glass
Velvet
Ivory
Copper Alloy
Metal
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
200 220 165 mm

Narratives

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Stereoscopic Photograph (Albumen Glass Transparency) of Chartres Cathedral, French, Mid 19th Century

Inventory Number: 17386
Object Type:
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1931-20
Brief Description: Architectural detail of porch and part of buttressed side of Chartres Cathedral. Gold-edged, curved-top mat.
One of 8 stereoscopic transparencies accompanying a viewer that belonged to W. B. Carpenter.
Primary Inscriptions: Scratched on cover glass: 'Chartres Cathedral'; printed and manuscript label: 'No. 98 | portion du | portrais dela | cathedrale | chartres'.
Provenance: Presented by the Radcliffe Infirmary in 1931.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
Glass
Velvet
Ivory
Copper Alloy
Metal
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
200 220 165 mm

Narratives

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Stereoscopic Photograph (Albumen Glass Transparency) of a Chateau, French, Mid 19th Century

Inventory Number: 17386
Object Type:
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1931-20
Brief Description: A French chateau, with reflection in foreground water. Curved top corners to mat.
One of 8 stereoscopic transparencies accompanying a viewer that belonged to W. B. Carpenter.
Primary Inscriptions: Manuscript heading: 'Chateau de Mme= de Maintenon'.
Provenance: Presented by the Radcliffe Infirmary in 1931.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
Glass
Velvet
Ivory
Copper Alloy
Metal
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
200 220 165 mm

Narratives

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Stereoscopic Photograph (Albumen Glass Transparency) of Tours Cathedral, French, Mid 19th Century

Inventory Number: 17386
Object Type:
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1931-20
Brief Description: Architectural detail of part of the elaborately carved front of Tours Cathedral. Gold-edged, curved-top mat. Sepia toned.
One of 8 stereoscopic transparencies accompanying a viewer that belonged to W. B. Carpenter.
Primary Inscriptions: Neatly written label: 'Front of Tours Cathedral.'.
Provenance: Presented by the Radcliffe Infirmary in 1931.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
Glass
Velvet
Ivory
Copper Alloy
Metal
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
200 220 165 mm

Narratives

Permalink: http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/object/inv/17386