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When The Day's Work Is Done

When The Day's Work Is Done

Photographer: Robinson, Henry Peach

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1890

Shelfmark: 1757.b.14

Item number: 8

Length: 16.9

Width: 12

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"'When the Day's Work is Done' is an example of perfect simplicity of treatment and unity of conception. There are a good many accessories in the way of furniture, garden produce, and the like, in the picture, yet they are not distracting - they are helpful to the composition, even if they are somewhat profuse. There is no secondary episode, but a single and simple scene - an aged couple resting, but not idle...

In justice to the firm which has produced the photogravures, Messrs. Annan and Swan, it should be explained that the prints are done, not from Mr. Robinson's negatives, a feat practically impossible, as will easily be understood from the description given of the method by which the purely photographic prints are produced, but from negatives taken from the combination prints produced in Mr. Robinson's own atelier."

Descriptive text by Andrew Pringle from 'Sun Artists' (Number 2)


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