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Title

Untitled (portrait of a man), The Boorowa Collection

1852-1855


Artist

John Mayall

England

1810 - 1901


About

Mayall claims to have taken his first daguerreotype in 1840 while lecturing in chemistry and operating a photography studio in Philadelphia. Relocating to London in 1846, Mayall managed Antoine Claudet's studio before obtaining a licence from Richard Beard to open his own. Called The American Daguerreotype Institution because of the superior size and clarity attributed to American daguerreotypes, his popular portrait studio developed into one of the most thriving businesses in London.


Details


Date

1852-1855


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

daguerreotype


Dimensions

7.1 x 5.9 cm sight; 10.0 x 8.5 cm case


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1989


Location

Not on display


Accession number

230.1989


Artist information

John Mayall

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Natasha Bullock, Reflections in time: 19th century portrait photography, Sydney, 2005. no catalogue numbers

Josef Lebovic Gallery and Helen Ennis, Masterpieces of Australian Photography, The Ambrotype and Daguerreotype, Sydney, 1989, 26, 27(illus.). cat. no. 38E