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Title

Untitled (portrait of a man)

1852-1855

Artist

John Mayall

England

17 Sep 1813 - 06 Mar 1901

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  • 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

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications