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

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. Very Good (Item ID: 20154)


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