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Lecture and book signing: Stereoscopy and Victorian Painting

Photohistorians Dr Brian May CBE and Denis Pellerin are presenting an exclusive lecture on behalf of The Royal Photographic Society. May and Pellerin have researched the little known connections between Victorian art and stereo-photography.  For the first time they examine the art behind many popular stereocards of the time.  The lecture accompanies the publication of a new book The Poor Man’s Picture Gallery and a display at Tate Britain. 

Brian and Denis will be signing copies of the book after the lecture. Copies will be available for purchase.  

The Poor Man’s Picture Gallery, is a 208-page book, the second to be published under the imprint of the London Stereoscopic Company, and comes with Dr Brian May’s specially designed Owl stereo-viewer. 

The six-month exhibition at Tate Britain, London, runs from 13 October 2014 to 12 April 2015 where twelve paintings from the Tate collections will be displayed side by side with the stereo-photographs they inspired. Stereoscopic cabinets, also designed by Dr May, will make it possible for visitors to experience 3D viewing the Victorian way and to compare the three dimensional rendition of the painting with its original version hanging on the wall.

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