1876 Woodburytype of Charles Jean Marie Loyson "Pere Hyacinthe"
(Charles Jean Marie Loyson)

London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1876. A sharp and clear oval Woodburytype portrait of Charles Jean Marie Loyson "Pere Hyacinthe"; approx. 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" size, on the original heavy paper 8 1/2" x 10 1/2" sheet; Hyacinthe Loyson (1827-1912) was a controversial French Roman Catholic priest, religious figure and author. "...taught philosophy and theology at Avignon and Nantes, and gathered enthusiastic audiences to the Madeleine and Notre Dame in Paris. He boldly denounced abuses in the church; was excommunicated; protested against the Infallibility Dogma; married and founded a Gallican church in Paris." (Chambers); 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: 20367)

$20.00

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