Details
IMAGE number
UIS5074138
Title
Antoine Claudet, French photography pioneer, 1841
Location
Science Museum, London, UK
Description
Antoine Claudet, French photography pioneer, 1841. Self portrait daguerreotype by Antoine Francois Jean Claudet (1797-1867). After learning about the daguerreotype process from Louis Daguerre (1787-1851) in Paris, Claudet moved to London and set up a daguerreotype portrait studio in 1841, directly competing with Richard Beard (c 1801-c 1888). After much rivalry, Claudet became the more successful of the two and was appointed the official photographer to Queen Victoria. He invented the red darkroom light, discovered a way to reduce exposure time for daguerreotypes, and was the first to use painted backgrounds and props in photographs. ©SSPL/Science Museum
Photo credit
SSPL/UIG / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
portrait
Want this image now?

For more details visit our FAQ page

Contact us for other Usage Options
Availability
Dimension [pixels] Dimension in 300dpi [mm] File size [MB] Online Purchase
Large 2637 × 3504 px 223 × 297 mm 2 MB
Medium 771 × 1024 px 65 × 87 mm 1 MB
Small 451 × 600 px 38 × 51 mm 0 MB
Restrictions
CANNOT BE LICENSED IN THE UK

Back to top