1876 Woodburytype of Sir Richard Baggallay Judge of the Supreme Court of Appeal
(Sir Richard Baggallay)

London & Edinburgh: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1876. A sharp and clear oval Woodburytype portrait of Sir Richard Baggallay Judge of the Supreme Court of Appeal; approx. 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" size, on the original heavy paper 8 1/2" x 10 1/2" sheet; Sir Richard Baggallay (1816-1888) British judge, "...counsel to Cambridge University from 1869 to 1875...As attorney-general Baggallay piloted the Judicature Act of 1875 through committee, and by that act he was created in turn justice of appeal (29 October 1875) and later lord-justice of appeal, and joined the privy council. Much of the burden of construing the Judicature Acts and determining procedure under the new system fell upon Baggallay..." (DNB); 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); this image from the series of biographical portraits in "Men of Mark..." by Thompson Cooper, Lock & Whitfield photographers; a few light spots to the margins, image not affected; a handsome and striking portrait of the noted British judge in very good condition. Very Good (Item ID: 19664)


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