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

Inventory Number: 69958
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel (Owner)
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Engraving, horizontal format: landscape with waterfall in a mountain pine forest, with figures in right foreground, waterfall chiefly to left. On heavy paper. The print has been waxed or oiled, making it yellowy on the front, brown on the back, amber to transmitted light. Internal crack (due to embrittlement), and top right corner slightly broken.

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
120 182 mm


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