1876 Woodburytype of the Right Hon. John Bright, M.P. For Birmingham
(John Bright)

London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1876. A sharp and clear oval Woodburytype portrait of John Bright; approx. 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" size, on the original heavy paper 8 1/2" x 10 1/2" sheet; John Bright (1811- 1889) British politician, an outspoken supporter of the Union during the American Civil War, "...by the 1860s he was being celebrated as ‘honest’ John Bright, a man whose humble origins vouchsafed his authenticity as a leader of the working class...Bright's public life...is a distillation of all that was brilliant and all that was complex in nineteenth-century British radicalism." (Miles Taylor 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 politician; small spot in outer margin of mount paper; in very good condition. Very Good (Item ID: 20785)

$20.00

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