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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                                method exists of obtaining the outline of an 
object, but going into no details respecting the 
best & most advantageous manner of 
proceeding.
The only definite account of the matter 
which I have been able to meet with, is 
contained in the first volume of the Journal 
of the Royal Institution page 170 
from which it appears that the idea was 
originally stated by Mr. Wedgewood, and 
a numerous series of experiments made both 
by him & Sir Humphrey Davy, which 
however ended in failure.
I will take the liberty of quoting a few 
passages from this memoir.
“The copy of a painting, immediately after 
being taken, must be kept in an obscure 
place. It may indeed be examined in
the shade 
                            
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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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