Whitehall from Trafalgar Square, London, 1839.

St Croix, M de

Whitehall from Trafalgar Square, London, 1839.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Description

Daguerreotype by M de St Croix. This is one of the earliest daguerreotype photographs of England, taken when Frenchman M de St Croix was in London demonstrating Louis Daguerre's pioneering photographic proces during September and December 1839. The statue in the foreground is Le Sueur's statue of Charles I on horseback, and in the distance Inigo Jones' Banqueting House - practically everything else shown in the image has subsequently disappeared. The image has been reversed to show the scene as it was, as daguerreotypes only produce reversed views.

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