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Don Quixote in His Study

19th century
226 x 197 mm (8.9 x 7.8 in.)

William Henry Lake Price, British (English), (ca. 1810–1896)

Object Type: photograph
Medium and Support: Photo-galvanograph printed from the original 1855 negative, with arched top edge on thin tissue paper
Edition: Photo-galvanograph from the original 1855 negative, with arched top edge. Published January 1857 by the Phot Galvano Company, London; printed by R. Holdgate. This is an unusual example of an early reproductive process in photography, invented by Pretsch. Price was one of the first to make combination photographs.
Marks: Inscribed below image
Bibliography: Helmut Gernsheim, History of Photography, p. 245, reproduced plate 102; on “galvanography” see Bunnel and Sobieszek, eds., Encyclopedia of Photography, p. 270.
Credit Line: Weedon Endowment and purchase funds, 1985
Accession Number: 1985.10.1

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