1876 Woodburytype of the Hon. Sir Charles Hall, Judge of the High Court of Justice. Sir Charles Hall.

1876 Woodburytype of the Hon. Sir Charles Hall, Judge of the High Court of Justice

London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1876. A sharp and clear oval Woodburytype portrait of Sir Charles Hall; approx. 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" size, on the original heavy paper 8 1/2" x 10 1/2" sheet; the Hon. Sir Charles Hall, Judge of the High Court of Justice (1814-1883) British judge "... Hall became the recognized leader of the junior chancery bar, and the first authority of his day on real property law. He gradually obtained a large court practice. His pupil-room was always crowded, and from it came the foremost of the succeeding generation of equity lawyers..." (J. A. Hamilton, rev. Catherine Pease-Watkin 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 noted British high judge, in very good condition. Item #20154

Price: $20.00

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