Sarah Angelina Acland (1849-1930) is one of the most important photographers of the late Victorian and early Edwardian periods. Born to a preeminent English family, Acland first gained note as a portraitist whose illustrious subjectsamong them two prime ministers, the physicist Lord Kelvin, and the noted art critic John Ruskinwere visitors to her family’s Oxford home. Yet it was through her work in the thenfledgling field of color photography that Acland achieved her greatest acclaim. When her color photographs were shown at the Royal Photographic Society in 1905, many considered them to be among the finest work produced in the new medium.
An introduction to Acland’s entire body of work, this volume contains more than two hundred previously unpublished examples of her photographs, spanning portraiture, studies of Oxford architecture, and landscape and garden photographs captured in Madeira, Portugal. Additional images include four unrecorded portraits by Lewis Carroll of Acland and her brothersshed light on the work of her contemporaries, including acquaintances and artistic influences like Carroll and Julia Margaret Cameron. A fascinating look at the earliest days of color photography, this book also offers a glimpse into the lives of an influential English family and its circle of friends.
|Publisher:||Bodleian Library, University of Oxford|
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About the Author
Giles Hudson is a social historian whose research has focused on science and photography.
Table of Contents
Art, Science and the Acland Family of Oxford
An Oxford Education in Photography, 1849 to 1891
Portraiture after Cameron and Carroll
The Oxford Camera Club
Orthochromatic Photography and the Cadett Spectrum Plate
The Sanger Shepherd Process of Natural Colour Photography
The Autochrome and Other Screen-plate Processes
Last Years and Legacy
Kromaz and Kromskop Plates
Sanger Shepherd Process
Dufay Dioptichrome Plates
Paget Colour Plates
Acknowledgements and Figures Sources