Portrait of a bearded man, c. 1865.

Woodbury, Walter B (Walter Bentley)

Portrait of a bearded man, c. 1865.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 27cm x 32cm


Woodburytype print of an ink drawing inscribed verso, 'on India tinted paper' by Walter Bentley Woodbury (1834-1885) who invented the Woodburytype photographic process. Born in Manchester, Woodbury lived in Australia and Java, and set-up photographic studios there using the Collodion process. In 1864 Woodbury patented the Woodburytype process, a form of photomechanical gelatin reproduction that went on to become popular in book illustration in the latter part of the 19th century.

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