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Photograph - When the Day's Work is Done
  • When the Day's Work is Done
    Robinson, Henry Peach, born 1830 - died 1901
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When the Day's Work is Done

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Date:

    1877 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Robinson, Henry Peach, born 1830 - died 1901 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen print from six separate wet collodion glass negatives

  • Museum number:

    723-1939

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DELTA, shelf 12

This photograph is a 'combination print' made from six different negatives. The line between the light-coloured wall behind the woman and the dark shadows of the room, a stage set built for the photograph, reveals one of the seams between negatives.

Physical description

A mounted, sepia-coloured photograph of a man and a woman seated at a table in a rustic interior. The man is reading a large book.

Date

1877 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Robinson, Henry Peach, born 1830 - died 1901 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Albumen print from six separate wet collodion glass negatives

Descriptive line

Photograph, Henry Peach Robinson, 'When the Day's Work is Done', albumen print, 1877

Labels and date

This photograph is a ‘combination print’ made from six different negatives. The line between the light-coloured wall behind the woman and the dark shadows of the room, a stage set built for the photograph, reveals one of the seams between negatives. [10/2012]
Gallery 100, ‘History of photography’, 2012-2013, label texts :

Henry Peach Robinson (1830 – 1901)
‘When the Day’s Work is Done’
1877

This photograph is a ‘combination print’ made
from six different negatives. The line between
the light-coloured wall behind the woman and
the dark shadows of the room (a stage set built
for the photograph) reveals one of the seams
between negatives.

Albumen print
Museum no. Ph.723-1939
[1 03 2014]

Techniques

Albumen process

Subjects depicted

Man; Bible; Old woman; Cottages

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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