1876 Woodburytype of The Right Hon. Lord Redesdale, Chairman of Committes of the House of Lords
(Lord Redesdale)

London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1876. A sharp and clear oval Woodburytype portrait of the Lord Redesdale; approx. 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" size, on the original heavy paper 8 1/2" x 10 1/2" sheet; John Thomas Freeman Mitford, first earl of Redesdale (1805-1886), British politician; photograph by Thompson Cooper, Lock & Whitfield photographers (this particular portrait being used in the present 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); a striking portrait of this British politician & philanthropist; a few small, faint spots in outer margin of mount paper; in very good condition. Very Good (Item ID: 20788)


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