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Nicholas John Burnett
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Nicholas John Burnett replied to PetworthPenthouse's discussion Do you know of any Victorian daylight studios still existing in a recognisable form?
"I was giving some conservation advice so had greater access to the various rooms and in consequence was able to see more."
Feb 23
Nicholas John Burnett replied to PetworthPenthouse's discussion Do you know of any Victorian daylight studios still existing in a recognisable form?
"Not exactly a studio but there are some darkroom traces still in situ in Linley Sambourne House in London, or were the last time I visited.  In normal circumstances it is open to the public.  Linley Sambourne was a cartoonist for Punch and…"
Feb 23
Nicholas John Burnett replied to PetworthPenthouse's discussion Do you know of any Victorian daylight studios still existing in a recognisable form?
"Very sorry to read that.  I left the museum in late 1986.  Presumably it was demolished as part of the Great Court Scheme."
Feb 19
Nicholas John Burnett replied to PetworthPenthouse's discussion Do you know of any Victorian daylight studios still existing in a recognisable form?
"Hello Richard, When I worked at the British Museum in the 1980s Roger Fenton's old studio was still there.  It was being used by a designer but I understand there were one or two stands still present (I didn't get to see it but my…"
Feb 15
Nicholas John Burnett commented on Martyn Jolly's blog post Portrait of Hemi Pomara as a young man: how we uncovered the oldest surviving photograph of a Māori
"Good evening Elisa, Yes, I am aware the sample sizes are small and represent a tiny proportion of the relevant photographer's output.  In all I looked at almost 400 daguerreotypes.  Fortunately I didn't draw any firm conclusions…"
Jul 19, 2020
Nicholas John Burnett commented on Martyn Jolly's blog post Portrait of Hemi Pomara as a young man: how we uncovered the oldest surviving photograph of a Māori
"This is very interesting work and a stimulating discussion. I found Ken Jacobson's comment on the unusual '‘flatness’ of the arched top of the mat' intriguing and set out to look for other examples on Daguerreobase,…"
Jul 16, 2020

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