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[Brewster Codex: portraits, views, group portraits, etc. with drawings, compiled by Sir David Brewster.

Object Details

Title:

[Brewster Codex: portraits, views, group portraits, etc. with drawings, compiled by Sir David Brewster.

Artists/Makers:

Sir David Brewster (Scottish, 1781 - 1868)

William Henry Fox Talbot (English, 1800 - 1877)

Robert Adamson (Scottish, 1821 - 1848)

Henry Collen (English, 1797 - 1879)

Hill & Adamson (Scottish, active 1843 - 1848)

Michael Pakenham Edgeworth (Irish, 1812 - 1881)

Sir Hugh Lyon Playfair (British, active 1850s)

William Holland Furlong (Irish, active about 1840 - about 1857)

Sir John Frederick William Herschel (British, 1792 - 1871)

M.H. Nevil Story-Maskelyne (British, 1823 - 1911)

Thomas Rodger (Scottish, 1832 - 1883)

Dr. John Adamson (Scottish, 1810 - 1870)

Capt. Henry Craigie Brewster (British, 1816 - 1905)

Frances Monteith (Scottish, 1805 - 1898)

Nicolaas Henneman (British, 1813 - 1893)

Capt., M.P. Ashley George John Ponsonby (British, 1831 - 1898)

Attributed to J. W. Lawrance (British, active Petersborough, England 1840s - 1850s)

Unknown maker, British

Sir David Brewster (Scottish, 1781 - 1868)

Juliet Brewster (Scottish, 1786 - 1850)

Place:

Scotland (Place Created)

Date:

1839–1849

Medium:

Talbotype / Cyanotype

Object Number:

84.XZ.574

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Object Description

190 mounted prints plus 8 drawings.

Provenance
Provenance
about 1842 -

Sir David Brewster, Scottish, 1781 - 1868

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Private Dealer (Charing Cross Road, London, England), sold to André Jammes.
Source: Letter from Andre Jammes to Gordon Baldwin at the JPGM, Department of Photographs, May 22, 2007.

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André Jammes (Paris, France), sold to Bruno Bischofberger.
Source: Letter from Andre Jammes to Gordon Baldwin at the JPGM, Department of Photographs, May 22, 2007.

- 1984

Bruno Bischofberger, sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1984.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Light in the Darkness: The Photographs of Hill and Adamson (July 20 to October 22, 1999) (Image 125)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), July 20 to October 10, 1999
At the Window: The Photographer's View (October 1, 2013 to January 5, 2014) (image 131)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), October 1, 2013 to January 5, 2014
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