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Jonathan Dore commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post Philippe Garner retires from Christie's
"At the popular end of the scale, Philippe's work was also potentially seen my millions of schoolchildren when I commissioned him to write the major articles on the aesthetic and technical history of photography for Microsoft's Encarta…"
Jun 6, 2016
Jonathan Dore replied to John Minichiello's discussion Identifying Elliott & Fry CDV portrait
"If you got in touch with the librarians of those colleges I listed in my previous post they would probably be able to tell you instantly if it was theirs."
Jan 25, 2016
Jonathan Dore replied to John Minichiello's discussion Identifying Elliott & Fry CDV portrait
"David, a few thoughts: 1) if it's the teaching body of a (girls') school, the size (about 40 individuals) would mean it would have to be quite a large one, so your initial instinct re Roedean was a good one. But the painting at the back…"
Dec 24, 2015
Jonathan Dore replied to Jimmy Leiderman's discussion Looking for article British Journal of Photography 2002
"Jaime, if you could give the title and author of the article that would help."
Jul 30, 2015
Jonathan Dore replied to INGER LYNGSTAD's discussion Photo ? image related to the Illustrated London News 1864 in Norway
"Hi Inger! Can you upload a photo of the door so we can get a clearer idea of it? Thanks! Jonathan"
Jul 30, 2015
Jonathan Dore commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post Exhibition: Julia Margaret Cameron: A Bicentenary Exhibition
"Michael, what are the dates of the V&A exhibition?"
Dec 29, 2014
Jonathan Dore commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post Rejlander honoured and his grave marked
"A very worthwhile project in honour of a great figure in photographic history, and a beautifully carved stone, even though it does unfortunately seem at first glance to commemorate the "Father of Oscar Rejlander" rather than the man…"
Nov 12, 2012
Jonathan Dore commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post NPG allows free non commercial use of images
"Glad to see this long-running bone of contention finally resolved (although the story above doesn't mention it, the impetus for this decision comes from the NPG's dispute with Wikipedia over usage of its images, which began in 2009)."
Aug 26, 2012
Steven Evans left a comment for Jonathan Dore
"Hi Jonathan, Thanks so much for your reply. For the benefit of other readers following this blog I am adding a link to "The Prelude." http://www.bartleby.com/145/ww287.html I agree that chances are the unknown photographer may by well…"
Aug 25, 2012
Jonathan Dore commented on Steven Evans's blog post Unidentified Early British Photograph
"Congratulations Steven, I'm certain that's it! The stonework, the jetty, the shoreline all match, and the clincher is the shape of the mountain outline against the sky at top right. What a wonderful find! Now that you know it's…"
Aug 25, 2012
Steven Evans left a comment for Jonathan Dore
"Hi Jonathan, I left a reply re: the boat house on my blog, but am not sure if you saw it. After viewing a few other photos of similar structures I realized the Keswick Boat House just didn't quite match. I think I may have come up with…"
Aug 24, 2012
Jonathan Dore commented on Steven Evans's blog post Unidentified Early British Photograph
"Hi Steven, I'm intrigued  --  have you heard back from the owners? I had a look online too and the Keswick Boat House on Derwentwater does seem to be a good fit."
Aug 19, 2012
Jonathan Dore commented on Steven Evans's blog post Unidentified Early British Photograph
"I guess the building on the left is a boathouse, which perhaps makes it more likely to be on a lake rather than a river? Looks a bit Cumbrian  --  Derwentwater perhaps?"
Jun 18, 2012
Jonathan Dore replied to Giles Hudson's discussion Howlett's portrait of Brunel
"Hi Giles Remember the general background to photographic reproduction at the time: halftone printing  --  the first method by which photographic reproduction entered into news and magazine publishing  --  didn't really make…"
Mar 1, 2011
Jonathan Dore commented on Michael Wong's blog post Lost & Found: The Thuillier Collection - one of the most important historical discoveries from WWI
"Wonderful stuff. Any chance of the whole collection being digitized and made available online?"
Mar 1, 2011
Jonathan Dore updated their profile
Jun 19, 2009
While a commissioning editor at Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers (1999-2001) I conceived and commissioned the Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography, with Pam Roberts as editor. FDP was bought by Taylor & Francis, I went off to do other things, John Hannavy succeeded Pam as editor, and I'm happy to say Routledge eventually published the work in 2007 (though I've yet to actually see a copy!).

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At 19:36 on August 25, 2012, Steven Evans said…
Hi Jonathan, Thanks so much for your reply. For the benefit of other readers following this blog I am adding a link to "The Prelude."

http://www.bartleby.com/145/ww287.html

I agree that chances are the unknown photographer may by well have been "channeling" the poem when the photo was taken. The big mystery remaining is the identity of the maker. The print has the distinct "cool" quality of a developing out salt print rather than the warmth of a straight p.o.p. salt print. Perhaps it was taken and/or printed by Thomas Sutton?

BTW... It occurred to me that the 19th century photographer would have to have taken the image on terra firma, so I have written to the gent who took the contemporary photograph to ask him for any info that might help confirm that the two photos are of the same location. Stay tuned!Hi Jonathan, Thanks so much for your reply. For the benefit of other readers following this blog I am adding a link to "The Prelude."

http://www.bartleby.com/145/ww287.html

I agree that chances are the unknown photographer may by well have been "channeling" the poem when the photo was taken. The big mystery remaining is the identity of the maker. The print has the distinct "cool" quality of a developing out salt print rather than the warmth of a straight p.o.p. salt print. Perhaps it was taken and/or printed by Thomas Sutton?

BTW... It occurred to me that the 19th century photographer would have to have taken the image on terra firma, so I have written to the gent who took the contemporary photograph to ask him for any info that might help confirm that the two photos are of the same location. Stay tuned!
At 17:37 on August 24, 2012, Steven Evans said…
Hi Jonathan, I left a reply re: the boat house on my blog, but am not sure if you saw it. After viewing a few other photos of similar structures I realized the Keswick Boat House just didn't quite match. I think I may have come up with something very similar and include herewith a link for you to see. Scroll down to find the photo and tell me what you think.

http://www.nickt.co.uk/naturalworld/index.php/2012/05/05/a-weekend-...
At 13:32 on July 10, 2009, Pam Roberts said…
Hi Jonathan, Just seen your entry on BPH. Hope you are very well? What happened to Canada? Get in touch with news etc. Pam (pamgroberts@btinternet.com)
 
 
 

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