'Pisa, The Leaning Tower, from the gras plot, West of the Tower', 25 June 1841.

Ellis, Alexander John

 
'Pisa, The Leaning Tower, from the gras plot, West of the Tower', 25 June 1841.
4 0 c m
 
29cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Daguerreotype by Alexander John Ellis (1814-1890). One of a series of topographical and architectural views which are among the earliest known photographs of Italy. Ellis wanted to use them as the basis of a series of engravings in a proposed publication called 'Italy Daguerreotyped'. The daguerreotype proces, invented by Louis Daguerre (1787-1851) was one of two pioneering photographic proceses announced in 1839. Each image is a direct positive produced on sensitised metal plates in a long and complex procedure.

Image Details

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10316391

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