Image: 19.4 x 23.8 cm (7 5/8 x 9 3/8 in.)
Mount: 43.4 x 59.9 cm (17 1/16 x 23 9/16 in.)
Purchase, Mrs. Harrison D. Horblit Gift, 1995
Not on view
Like Roger Fenton, whom he knew through the Photographic Society, for which he was treasurer, White practiced photography with uncommon skill. A lawyer by trade, as was Fenton, White won the gold medal at the Universal Exhibition of 1855 in Paris and at the Universal Exhibition of Photography in Brussels the following year. He possessed a technical ability that enabled him to perceive and render the coloristic tapestry of a scene as monochromatic shifts of the subtlest distinction. Few extant prints illustrate White's talent as well as this one, a talent for which he was justly celebrated during his day.
Inscription: Printed on recto, BC, below image: "London, Photographed & Published by Henry White Augt. 25th 1856"
Artist: John Murray (British, Blackhouse, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 1809–1898 Sheringham, Norfolk county, England)Date: 1862–64Medium: Albumen silver print from paper negativeAccession: 1988.1134.2On view in:Not on view
Artist: John Murray (British, Blackhouse, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 1809–1898 Sheringham, Norfolk county, England)Date: 1858–62Medium: Albumen silver print from paper negativeAccession: 1990.1106On view in:Not on view