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Robinson, H.P.
English (1830-1901)


albumen print, combination print from five negatives
24.4 x 39.3 cm.
Gift of Alden Scott Boyer
GEH NEGS: 25788 5044 450


Newhall, Beaumont. --The History of Photography from 1839 to Present.-- Museum of Modern Art, 1964. p. 60.//
Gernsheim, Helmut & Gernsheim, Alison. --The History of Photography from the Camera Obscura to the Beginning of the Modern Era.-- New York: McGraw-Hill, 1969. p. 108.//
Pollock, Peter. --The Picture History of Photography.-- US, NY, New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1969. p. 187.//
Sobieszek, Robert. "Coposite Imagery and the Origins of Photomontage - Part I Naturalistic Strain.", --Artforum--, Vol. XVII, No. 1, 1978 September. p. 60.//
Vertrees, Alan. "The Picture Making of H.P. Robinson.", --Perspectives on Photography--, 1982. p. 78-101.//
Sobieszek, Robert A. --Masterpieces of Photography from the George Eastman House Collections.-- New York: Abbeville Press, 1985. p. 141.//
Hirsch, Robert. --Seizing the Light: A History of Photography.-- New York: McGraw Hill, 1999. p. 127.//
Mulligan, Therese & Wooters, David. --Photography from 1839 to today: George Eastman House, Rochester, NY.-- Cologne: Taschen, 1999. p. 359.//
GEH submitted this image, among others, to Museum Education Site Licensing Project - Round 2, 1996.//

"Composite Imagery 1850-1935 - The Early History of Photomontage", US, NY, Rochester, GEH - Brackett Clark Gallery, October 27, 1978 - February 18, 1979.//
""Permanent" Survey Exhibition - 19th Century", US, NY, Rochester, GEH - Second Floor Galleries, August 1979 - March 1984, 1979.//
"Vision Exchanged", US, NY, Rochester, GEH -, September 21, 1984 - January 6, 1985.//
"Images of Excellence", US, NY, Rochester, GEH - Brackett Clark Gallery, January 1 - April 26, 1987. (Traveled).//
"Masterpieces of the Art of Photography", US, NY, Rochester, GEH - North Gallery, January 3 - December 31, 1989.//
"Pictorial Effect/Naturalistic Vision: a Photographic Debate", US, VA, Norfolk, The Chrysler Museum, June - September 1994.//
"Pictorial Effect/Naturalistic Vision: The Photographs and Theories of", US, NJ, Princeton, The Art Museum, Princeton University, March 26 - June 7, 1994.//

INSCRIPTION: mat recto-(signed and handwritten notations in pencil by artist) "Photographed from life by Henry P. Robinson" "Printed in 1858 on homemade albumenized paper same year as plate broken-with starch"

NOTES: Cataloged 12/83, DZ, updated 10/90, MMC. Also cataloged for IMP/GEH Video Disc project, Fall 1982. Video disc frame reference #V28945. After reviewing the frequent and recent exhibition history of the print, it was determined that in order to preserve the photograph, we must retire it from exhibition for the indefinite future. [10/95]

SUBJECT: allegory, death

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