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Photograph (Albumen Print) of A. G. Vernon Harcourt, by H. J. Whitlock, Birmingham, 1870s

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Inventory Number: 94016
Object Type:
Persons: H. J. Whitlock (Photographer)
Augustus George Vernon Harcourt (Subject)
Date Created: 1870s
Place Created: Birmingham England United Kingdom Europe
Brief Description: Albumen print mounted on card, cut down (probably from cabinet format) to carte de visite size in order to fit into an album. Portrait of A. G. Vernon Harcourt, half length, turned slightly to left but looking front.
The chemist Augustus George Vernon Harcourt (1834-1919) was a pioneer of research in chemical kinetics and a very influential teacher in Oxford between the 1860s and 1900s. One of his many distinguished pupils N. V. Sidgwick (1873-1952), who owned the photograph, has written late in life an identifying inscription on the back, continuing: 'my tutor in Chemistry He made me his Demon-strator in my Second year at Oxford'.
Primary Inscriptions: Printed photographer's details on back: 'By Appointment | To H.M. | The Queen | And | H.R.H. The Prince of Wales | H. J. Whitlock | 11, New Street | Birmingham.' beneath two royal arms.
Provenance: From the Chemistry Department, Oxford University, with the photograph collection of N. V. Sidwick.
Collection Group: Sidgwick Photographs
Material(s): Paper
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
105 63 mm

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