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Drawing of a Greek Temple (Used for Copying) from the Photographic Experiments of Sir John Herschel, c.1839

Inventory Number: 11888
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel (Artist)
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Ink and wash drawing of a Greek Temple by Sir John Herschel, undated, c.1839 or earlier. Grey colour. From among the engravings that were used as test objects in Herschel's photographic experiments (packet 1, 'Small Engravings'). The drawing has been used similarly, an experimental photograph of it being 94933. It is one of two original drawings found among Herschel's photographic experiments, the other being a more unusual white-on-black drawing of fir trees (83403).
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


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