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Photograph (Gelatine Print, Carte de Visite) of J. E. Marsh, by Elliott & Fry, London, c.1900

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Inventory Number: 57523
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Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Brief Description: Gelatine print mounted on paper, the paper in carte de visite format. Portrait of J. E. Marsh, head and shoulders, looking to left in profile. He wears pince-nez spectacles. Black and white. The printed paper mount represents a late form of carte de visite as it neared extinction in the 1900s. The inscription on the back, written later in life by N. V. Sidgwick, is a valuable record of Sidgwick's indebtedness to Marsh, who coached him privately, a fact not recorded in biographies of Sidgwick. This detail and the same phrase 'My Father in Chemistry' are written on the back of another photograph of Marsh (91537).
Primary Inscriptions: Printed photographer's details on back of mount. Inscribed on back: 'James Ernest Marsh | My Father in Chemistry' [?in N. V. Sidgwick's hand].
Provenance: From N. V. Sidgwick's collection of photographs of Oxford chemists.
Collection Group: Sidgwick Photographs
Material(s): Paper
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
70 47 mm

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