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photograph - Nature Mort
  • Nature Mort
    Williams, Thomas Richard, born 1824 - died 1871
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Nature Mort

  • Object:

    photograph

  • Date:

    c. 1855 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Williams, Thomas Richard, born 1824 - died 1871 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stereoscopic daguerreotype in a passe-partout frame

  • Credit Line:

    The Royal Photographic Society Collection at the V&A, acquired with the generous assistance of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Art Fund

  • Museum number:

    RPS.607-2017

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2A, shelf DR106

Physical description

Stereoscopic daguerreotype of a still life vanitas display, with a skull, hourglass drawing compass, and a pair of spectacles resting on an open book. The daguerreotype plates are in a black mount with two rectangular arched windows. This is glazed in a passe-partout frame. A Carpenter and Westley label is on the verso of the frame.

Date

c. 1855 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Williams, Thomas Richard, born 1824 - died 1871 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Stereoscopic daguerreotype in a passe-partout frame

Marks and inscriptions

CARPENTER / & / WESTLEY / OPTICIAN'S / 24 REGENT STT / LONDON.
Printed label on the verso of the frame.

Dimensions

Height: 72 mm Image, Width: 60 mm Image, Height: 83 mm Frame, Width: 171 mm Frame, Depth: 3 mm Frame

Descriptive line

Photograph by Thomas Richard Williams, 'Nature Mort' or 'The Sands of Time', stereo daguerreotype, c. 1855.

Production Note

Retailed by Carpenter and Westley.

Materials

Glass

Techniques

Daguerreotype; Photography

Categories

Photographs; Portraits; The Royal Photographic Society; RPS Digitisation Project

Collection

Royal Photographic Society Collection

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