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'Naples, No 1, Panoramic View from the West', 22 May 1841.

Ellis, Alexander John

'Naples, No 1, Panoramic View from the West', 22 May 1841.
3 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

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 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

Image Ref.
 
10314530

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