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Photograph

Photograph

  • Date:

    ca. 1910-1960 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Weaver, J. R. H. (maker)

  • Museum number:

    E.3931-1995

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 512M, case MX7, shelf 772, box A

Date

ca. 1910-1960 (made)

Artist/maker

Weaver, J. R. H. (maker)

Descriptive line

Topographical photograph

Labels and date

J.R.H. Weaver (1882–1965)
Avila Cathedral
About 1910–30

Weaver photographed architectural structures throughout Spain. A follower of Frederick Evans, he was interested in the delicate effects of light and shadow seen in interiors. He diligently recorded the conditions for each of the images he made and kept a detailed journal of his techniques. Avila, the first Gothic cathedral built in Spain, is built into the city walls. [59 words]

Platinum print
Museum no. E.393 []
Weaver, an Oxford historian, specialised in photographing Spanish architecture. He captured the luminosity and detail of interiors by continuing to use platinum prints which had been popular in the 1890s. He followed the aesthetic of Frederick Evans, the premier photographer of church architecture, who advised: ‘try for a record of emotion rather than a piece of topography’. [20/11/2012]
Gallery 100, ‘History of photography’, 2012-2013, label texts :

John Reginald Homer Weaver (1882 – 1965)
‘Avila Cathedral Interior, Spain’
About 1920

Weaver, an Oxford historian, specialised in
photographing Spanish architecture. He captured
the luminosity and detail of interiors by continuing
to use platinum prints, a form popular in the 1890s.
He followed the aesthetic of Frederick Evans, the
premier photographer of church architecture, who
advised: ‘try for a record of emotion rather than a
piece of topography’.

Platinum print
Bequeathed by J.R.H. Weaver
Museum no. E.3931-1995
[11 03 2014]

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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