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My Sister

My Sister

Photographer: Smedley, W

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1891

Shelfmark: P.P.1912.fe

Item number: 23

Length: 13.9

Width: 9.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"Mr. W. Smedley (Derby) received the first award (Silver Medal with ribbon and clasp) for his splendid portrait study, 'My Sister,' which we reproduce as a frontispiece. We are sure all our subscribers will be charmed with it as a picture and a photograph. A Ross Universal lens, working at f/20, was used, and an exposure of 4 secs. given to a 'Castle' ordinary plate in a dull light. The posing is admirable, and the careful lighting renders the face beautifully soft; the print is on Scholzig's matt surface paper, toned to a warm purple with the tungstate bath."

Text by Charles W Hastings, editor of 'The Photographic Societies' Reporter,' 'Amateur Photographer,' 'Photographic Quarterly,' etc.

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