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Reijlander The First Negative

Oscar Gustave Rejlander (English, born in Sweden, 1813-1875)
"The First Negative", 1857
Coated salt print from a collodion negative
22.4 x 15.0 cm, top edge rounded, mounted on 35.0 x 27.8 cm paper
"OG Rejlander / from Nature" and "The first negtive [sic]" inscribed in ink on mount

Join Drawing America for a conversation on the relationship between drawing and photography with Hans P. Kraus Jr., of Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs, Malcolm Daniel, the Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and moderated by Allison Wucher, Director of Master Drawings New York. The talk includes presentation on the early photographs and drawings by the pioneers of photography in Kraus’s current gallery exhibition, Drawing: The Muse of Photography. It explores the techniques and innovations of early photographic artists, as well as how these new technologies were received by their contemporaries. Following the presentation, the panel discuss the continued exchange and intersection between photography and drawing from the time William Henry Fox Talbot published The Pencil of Nature (1844-46) up to today.  Please click here to view this special presentation.

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