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Photograph (Experimental Photogenic Drawing), by Sir John Herschel, c.1839

Inventory Number: 15618
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel (Photographer)
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Experimental photogenic drawing by Sir John Herschel, undated, xxc.1839xx, made xxaxxsxx. Similar to 30426 but less dark and highlights less bright.

Subject: engraving 33179, group in bed chamber including man with stick
Technique: contact copy
Format: horizontal
Polarity: negative
Orientation: laterally reversed
Quality: x
Colour: xxx
Chemistry: xx
Coating: none
Inscription: number
Paper: xxx
Condition: good
Purpose: xxx.

For fuller descriptive and historical commentary see narratives.
Primary Inscriptions: '623'.
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
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
103 131 mm


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