Lot 155 of 361:
Paper negative by Stephen Geoffray  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$180
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
[Street in Charlieu] - paper negative

Author:
Geoffray, Stephen

Place:
Charlieu, France

Publisher:

Date:
1854

Description:

Paper negative image of a street in Charlieu, France. 14.5x19 cm (5¾x7½"). 

Fascinated by the work of Gustave Le Gray, who in 1850 published his method of using dry waxed paper as a photographic negative, Stephen Geoffray began to study and experiment with wax, and especially with one of its components, ceroleine, which has the property of making the paper translucent. This is one of his first test photos. On March 24, 1854, he sent an article on his new method to the journal Cosmos. Gustave Le Gray recognized the value of the method in La Lumière (article of June 24, 1854).  


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Chipping with some fading around edges, some cracks to negative; about very good.


 
Item number:
312960a
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