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Engraving (Used for Copying) from the Photographic Experiments of Sir John Herschel, c.1839

Inventory Number: 56014
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel (Owner)
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Engraving, vertical format: the sarcophagos of an Egyptian mummy. Figure 1 from a catalogue or academic paper. No photographic copy has been recognised.

For fuller descriptive and historical commentary see narratives.
Primary Inscriptions: Printed captions: 'Fig.1.' and 'ft in | 1.10' [feet and inches, the height of the original].
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
173 76 mm


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