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John George Children, English scientist, c 1841.

Collen, Henry

John George Children, English scientist, c 1841.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm


Calotype made by Henry Collen (1800-1875) using W H Fox Talbot's (1800-1877) proces. In 1842 Collen purchased the first license from Talbot to promote calotype photography in London. Children (1777-1852) published notes on electricity and translated chemical tracts. He was the father of the pioneering photographer and botanist Anna Atkins (1799-1871) who was a friend of Talbot's.

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