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Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Madrid (photographed)

  • Date:

    ca.1858 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Laurent, Juan (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen print from collodion negative

  • Museum number:

    E.3193-1990

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 415

Physical description

A black and white photograph of a helmet.

Place of Origin

Madrid (photographed)

Date

ca.1858 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Laurent, Juan (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Albumen print from collodion negative

Marks and inscriptions

'J.Laurent 00.043 Fotog. de S.M. Madrid.'
Stamped in ink on the back

Dimensions

Height: 25 cm, Width: 33.9 cm

Object history note

Laurent was active in Paris from the mid 1850s as a daguerreotypist. About 1857 he moved to Madrid. In collaboration with Jose Martinez Sanchez he developed and marketed a new photographic paper which he called 'papel leptografico'. This paper was said to have a longer life prior to exposure and to have equal or better results in clarity and varied tonality of the print. Laurent and Company specialized in the documentation of Spanish non-monumental national treasures.

Descriptive line

Photograph by Juan Laurent, depicting a helmet possibly from the Madrid Armoury, albumen print, Madrid, ca. 1858

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1990

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Albumen print

Subjects depicted

Helmet

Categories

Photographs; Arms & Armour

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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