Fixing' the Negative

Made:
1879-07-12
maker:
Frederic Villiers

An engraving entitled ''Fixing' the Negative', from the drawing by Frederic Villiers, published in 'The Graphic' in July 1879. The sketch shows the fixing of a glass plate photographic negative of the Afghan Amir Yaqub Khan (d.1914) at the signing of the Treaty of Gandamak. The original text in 'The Graphic' reads 'Mr. J. Burke the photographic artist... was permitted by the Ameer of Cabul to take a series of pictures of himself and his suite at the camp at Gandamak. One of my sketches illustrates the process of ‘posing’ the Ameer, who indulged in a quiet smoke during the preparation of the photographic plates'.

An engraving entitled ''Fixing' the Negative', from the drawing by Frederic Villiers, published in 'The Graphic' in July 1879.

The sketch shows the fixing of a glass plate photographic negative of the Afghan Amir Yaqub Khan (d.1914) at the signing of the Treaty of Gandamak.

The original text in 'The Graphic' reads 'Mr. J. Burke the photographic artist... was permitted by the Ameer of Cabul to take a series of pictures of himself and his suite at the camp at Gandamak. One of my sketches illustrates the process of ‘posing’ the Ameer, who indulged in a quiet smoke during the preparation of the photographic plates'.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1990-5036/6040/2
type:
engraving
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • print
credit:
The Kodak Collection at The National Media Museum, Bradford

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