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John Herschel, English astronomer and scientist, c 1855.

Mayall, John

John Herschel, English astronomer and scientist, c 1855.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm


Photoglyphic engraving from a daguerreotype by John Mayall. Sir John Herschel (1792-1871) was an English astronomer, mathematician and chemist who discovered 525 nebulae and clusters. He pioneered celestial photography, discovering the cyanotype or blueprint proces in 1842. J J Mayall (1810-1901) made his studio one of the most commercially succesful in London, producing many albumen prints, which he showed at the Great Exhibition (1851). His company specialised in producing carte-de-vistes.

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