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Title

Untitled

circa 1900

Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Australia
    Date
    circa 1900
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    printing out paper photograph
    Dimensions
    7.4 x 9.9 cm image/sheet
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 2014
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    471.2014
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Unknown photographer

    Works in the collection

    146

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    The cyanotype was invented in 1842 by John Herschel. To produce a cyanotype print, solutions of ferric ammonium citrate and potassium ferricyanide are applied to a sheet of paper in a darkened room. To expose an image, the paper is placed in direct sunlight with the negative image plate sitting on top of the sensitized surface. After its exposure, the paper is washed in water. The chemical reaction that takes place gives the print its characteristic blue tone.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Australia

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

    • Shadow Catchers, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Feb 2020–03 Jan 2021

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