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    19th century-20th century (made)

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    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DELTA, shelf 5


19th century-20th century (made)

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Thurston, Thompson, Charles. Raphael Cartoon, Peter and John, 19th/20th century, albumen print

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Gallery 100 ‘A History of Photography’, 2014-2015, label text:

Charles Thurston Thompson (1816–68)
Raphael Cartoon, with Condition Report Annotations
About 1858

The Raphael Cartoons were photographed at Hampton Court Palace before they came to the Museum. Thurston Thompson had a special camera constructed to hold large glass negatives. Full daylight was required for the exposure, so the fragile Cartoons were hung out of the Palace windows. The Inspector-General for Art marked these prints to identify areas requiring treatment – possibly the first use of photography for conservation.

Albumen print
Museum no. 76:598
[06 03 2014]


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