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The portfolio is accompanied by an introductory text by Mark Haworth-Booth, Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum.  The sixteen prints included in the portfolio are:


William Henry Fox Talbot
The Open Door, 1844 
Paper Size: 16 x 20 inches
Image Size: 5 5/8 x 7 1/2 inches

David Octavius Hill & Robert Adamson
The Fairy Tree, 1845 

Paper Size: 20 x 16 inches
Image Size: 8 1/4 x 6 inches

David Octavius Hill & Robert Adamson
Portrait of D. O. Hill, 1845 

Paper Size: 20 x 16 inches
Image Size: 7 7/8 x 5 5/8 inches

Benjamin Brecknell Turner
Hedgerow at Clerkenleap, 1852-1854 

Paper Size: 20 x 16 inches
Image Size: 7 7/8 x 5 5/8 inches

Francis Bedford
Holy Street Mill, Chagford, Devon, ca. 1855-1865

Paper Size: 16 x 20 inches
Image Size: 11 1/4 x 15 inches

Oscar G. Rejlander
Detail photograph for The Two Ways of Life,1857
Paper Size: 16 x 20 inches
Image Size: 6 1/8 x 8 3/8 inches

Dr. John Murray
The Taj Mahal, Agra, India, ca. 1855 

Paper Size: 16 x 20 inches
Image Size: 5 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches

Robert Howlett
Isambard Kingdom Brunel, 1857 
Paper Size: 16 x 20 inches
Image Size: 13 3/8 x 16 3/4 inches

Franci Frith
The Great Pyramids at El Giza, 1858 
Paper Size: 20 x 16 inches
Image Size: 11 1/8 x 9 inches

Henry Peach Robinson
The Shortest Way in Summertime, 1884 
Paper Size: 16 x 20 inches
Image Size: 13 1/4 x 17 inches

Julia Margaret Cameron
Mrs. Herbert Duckworth, 1867 
Paper Size: 20 x 16 inches
Image Size: 8 5/8 x 7 1/4 inches

Clementia, Lady Hawarden
Two Women on a Balcony, ca. 1864 
Paper Size: 16 x 20 inches
Image Size: 11 x 14 inches

Thomas Annnan
Gallowgate, Glasgow, 1868 
Paper Size: 20 x 16 inches
Image Size: 13 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches

John Thomson
Old Furniture and Covent Garden Labourers, 1877-1878 
Paper Size: 20 x 16 inches
Image Size: 11x 9 1/4  inches

Frederick H. Evans
The Sea of Steps, 1903 
Paper Size: 20 x 16 inches
Image Size: 8 5/8 x 7 1/2 inches

P.H. Emerson
The Old and the New, 1886 
Paper Size: 20 x 16 inches
Image Size: 4 5/8 x 9 inches


 


This portfolio contains sixteen hand-pulled dust-grain photogravures of rare masterpieces from Britain's greatest photographers, published in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It features important works by nineteenth-century masters of the medium, such as Julia Margaret Cameron, Frederick H. Evans, Lady Hawarden, David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, Oscar G. Rejlander, Henry Peach Robinson, William Henry Fox Talbot, and Benjamin Brecknell Turner. Wherever possible, the plates have been made from the photographer's original negatives, many of which were unavailable until production of this portfolio. Each image is printed on 100 percent cotton rag, mold-made papers, with inks created especially for this project. The renderings have been accomplished in close collaboration with the Keeper of the Victoria and Albert Museum Collection, thus assuring fidelity to the original. 

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