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Farallone Isle from Mt Tamalpais

  • Object:

    photograph

  • Place of origin:

    California (photographed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1913 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Messinger Murdoch, Helen, born 1862 - died 1956 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    autochrome

  • 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.1378-2018

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case XRG, shelf 853

Physical description

Autochrome depicting a landscape viewed from a high vantage point, with two buildings visible in the lower portion of the image. Two glass plates sandwiched together and taped around the edges, with the tape missing from the right and bottom sections, exposing the edges of the glass plates.

Place of Origin

California (photographed)

Date

ca. 1913 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Messinger Murdoch, Helen, born 1862 - died 1956 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

autochrome

Marks and inscriptions

'Inv 10860'
Handwritten in pencil on the top right of the tape surrounding the plate.

'10-IX'
Handwritten in pencil on a circular sticker on the bottom left of the tape surrounding the plate.

'HMM''
Handwritten in ink directly onto the emulsion plate.

Dimensions

Height: 83 mm, Width: 107 mm, Depth: 3 mm

Descriptive line

Photograph by Helen Messinger Murdoch, 'Farallone Isle from Mt Tamalpais', San Francisco, autochrome, ca. 1913

Materials

Glass

Techniques

Autochrome; Photography

Categories

Photographs; Landscapes; The Royal Photographic Society

Collection

Royal Photographic Society Collection

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