1876 Woodburytype of the Venerable George Anthony Denison. Archdeacon of Taunton
(Venerable George Anthony Denison)

London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1876. A sharp and clear oval Woodburytype portrait of Archdeacon Denison; approx. 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" size, on the original heavy paper 8 1/2" x 10 1/2" sheet; George Anthony Denison (1805-1896) Church of England clergyman "...an unsparing opponent in public controversies, Denison's private character was an appealing one. He reserved his odium theologicum exclusively for public use: despite the depth of his public differences he always maintained harmonious private relations with Dean Stanley. As a parish priest he shared in the Tractarian desire to restore the neglected aspects of worship, and had a keen eye to the temporal as well as the spiritual needs of his parishioners. With him the popular harvest festival is said to have originated, and he improved the water supply at East Brent at his own expense." (J. M. Rigg, rev. George Herring 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 clergyman in very good condition. Very Good (Item ID: 20365)

$20.00

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