Some account of Photogenic Drawing or, the process of which Natural Objects may be made to delineate themselves, without the aid of the Artist's Pencil by Henry Fox Talbot Esq. FRS

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                                I have not had time to pursue this branch 
of the enquiry further. It would be a great thing 
if by any means we could accomplish the delineation 
of objects in their natural colours - I am not very 
sanguine respecting the possibility of this: yet, as 
I have just now remarked, it appears possible to 
obtain at least <u>some indication <\u> of variety of tint.
<u>Application to the Microscope <\u>
I now come to a branch of the subject which appears to 
me very important & likely to prove extensively 
useful - the application of my method of delineating 
objects, to the Solar Microscope.
The objects which the Microscope unfolds to our 
view, curious & wonderful as they are, are often 
singularly complicated - The eye indeed may 
comprehend the whole which is presented to it, in 
the field of view: but the powers of the pencil 
fail to express these minutiae of nature in 
their innumerable details. What artist 
could have skill or patience enough to copy them?
or, granting that he could do so, must it not be at 
the expense of much most valuable time, which 
might be more usefully employed?
Contemplating the beautiful picture 
which 
                            
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Author
Henry Fox Talbot
Reference
AP/23/19
Series
AP
Date
1839
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Some account of Photogenic Drawing or, the process of which Natural Objects may be made to delineate themselves, without the aid of the Artist's Pencil by Henry Fox Talbot Esq. FRS, 1839. From The Royal Society, AP/23/19

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