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Title

In the early nineteenth century a now forgotten chemist, working independently almost discovered photography

1984


Artist

Bruce Searle

Australia

1949 -


Details


Date

1984


Media categories

Album , Photograph


Materials used

bound album: 12 leaves, 11 hand cut silhouette images


Dimensions

12 leaves: 20.9 x 29.6 cm each leaf/album :

a - the now forgotten chemist, 10.5 x 7.8 cm, image/sheet

b - from an imaginary sheet, 10.4 x 7.5 cm, image/sheet

c - and sizes it, 10.4 x 7.4 cm, image/sheet

d - and lets it dry, 10.5 x 7.4 cm, image/sheet

e - and if one them coats this section, 10.4 x 7.8 cm, image/sheet

f - and lets it dry, 10.4 x 7.5 cm, image/sheet

g - and further, 10.4 x 7.4 cm, image/sheet

h - this ordinary piece of white paper blackens, 10.4 x 7.4 cm, image/sheet

i - the chemist quickly perceives, 10.4 x 7.7 cm, image/sheet

j - seeing this property of, 10.4 x 7.5 cm, image/sheet

k - illusionist statement, 10.5 x 10.3 cm, image/sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1984


Location

Not on display


Accession number

317.1984.a-k


Artist information

Bruce Searle

Works in the collection

7


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Judy Annear, Portraits of Oceania, Sydney, 1997.