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

preview image for Photograph (Experimental Photogenic Drawing), by Sir John Herschel, c.1839
Inventory Number: 20066
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, probably 1839.

Subject: engraving 42191, Grecian lady looking at the moon
Technique: contact copy
Format: vertical
Polarity: negative
Orientation: laterally reversed
Quality: excellent detail, white highlights
Colour: pale reddish mauve or dark pink, darker purplish brown border
Chemistry: presumably silver based and hypo fixed
Coating: none
Inscription: none
Paper: thin
Condition: none
Purpose: presumably a hypo fixing experiment.

For fuller descriptive and historical commentary see narratives.
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
109 92 mm


Image with multimedia irn 18440

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