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Woodburytypes – Men of Mark

I noticed I have some gaps in my collection and thought it would be interesting to try and fill them with some affordable examples. I’ve always been a fan of the Woodburytype, the detail and tonality is superior. An excellent pdf can be found on the Getty website, and further info at Graphic Atlas.

These eleven examples are of average condition and have been pasted onto additional card mounts, some a little grubby.

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By far my favourite is Professor Henry Fawcett, who can be found in Volume 1 of Men of mark, a gallery of contemporary portraits of men distinguished in the senate, the church, in science, literature and art, the army, navy, law, medicine etc. Photographed by Lock and Whitfield, with biographical details by Thompson Cooper.

I first saw this book, in its full bound volumes,  about ten years ago in a bookshop in Wigtown and always regretted not buying it. So this small selection will suffice.

I’m also lacking cyanotypes from my collection. Some of you know I’m not a big fan of the blue print, and prefer it toned, but I have succumbed and purchased a selection that I’ll blog sometime next week.

 

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