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Thomson’s Stereoscopic Atlas of the Human Eye

“One is hearing now, in this country at least, that in the near future we may look for a great revival of stereo photography, and if the rumor is well founded and turns out to be fulfilled prophecy, we may expect once more to find the stereoscope ‘on every drawing-room table,’ as of yore.” Thus wrote the photographic journalist Andrew Pringle in 1892, thirty years…

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Added by Giles Hudson on September 13, 2013 at 12:00 — 2 Comments

Millais’s Portrait of Ruskin, Sarah Angelina Acland, and Photography

The announcement today of the acquisition by the Ashmolean Museum of John Everett Millais’s celebrated portrait of John Ruskin at Glenfinlas marks a final chapter in the history of a painting intimately associated with one of Ruskin’s pupils, the photographer Sarah Angelina Acland. Lent and bequeathed by Ruskin to Miss Acland’s father, Henry…

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Added by Giles Hudson on May 20, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments

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