1876 Woodburytype of The Right Hon. The Earl of Shaftesbury, K.G.

Earl of Shaftesbury)

Published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, London, 1876
Condition: Very Good
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A sharp and clear oval Woodburytype portrait of the Earl of Shaftesbury; approx. 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" size, on the original heavy paper 8 1/2" x 10 1/2" sheet; Anthony Ashley Cooper, seventh earl of Shaftesbury (1801-1885), British philanthropist and politician, ".his outstanding qualities were tremendous integrity, courage, and persistence, and a passionate concern for the welfare of his fellow human beings. He had the ability on occasions to stir the conscience of the nation, and the dedication to back up high-profile public action with unremitting conscientious labour, notably in the spheres of lunacy, education, and public health." (John Wolffe in the DNB); photograph by Thompson Cooper, Lock & Whitfield photographers; oval Woodburytype, (photoglyptie) patented in 1864 by Walter Bentley Woodbury (1834-1885) an early form of photomechanical print, made by embossing a photographic image on paper with a metal mold containing the gelatin relief of a photographic negative: ".the tonal scale of the resultant image was highly luminous.has a continuous tone, showing neither a screen nor a grain pattern." (Baldwin, 1991); a striking portrait of this British politician & philanthropist; a few small, faint spots in outer margin of mount paper; in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 20787

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Title: 1876 Woodburytype of The Right Hon. The Earl...

Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, London

Publication Date: 1876

Book Condition:Very Good

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