Luminous-Lint - for collectors and connoisseurs of fine photography
LL/31674
Gemma Frisius
A drawing by Gemma Frisius showing how he used a pinhole within a darkened room to study the solar eclipse of 1544
1545 (published)
Engraving
 
Private collection
 
LL/31674

1 of 85
LL/31675
Brook Taylor (based on work by)
Leonardo da Vinci in the 16th century gave a description of the camera obscura
16th century
Drawing
 
Private collection
 
LL/31675 [Further details available]

2 of 85
LL/54322
Unidentified artist
[A camera obscura in use possibly showing the work of Ibn al-Haytham]
n.d.
Illustration
 
Internet - Original source ill-defined
Original source being researched.
 
LL/54322 [Further details available]

3 of 85
LL/45243
Athanasius Kircher
Chambre Obscure
1646
Engraving
 
Private collection of Jan Weijers (Servatius)
 
LL/45243 [Further details available]

4 of 85
LL/39616
Unidentified photographer
Portable Camera Obscura
1694
Engraving
 
Museum of the History of Science
Inventory No: 93540
 
LL/39616 [Further details available]

5 of 85
LL/8023
Camera obscura
[l'Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers de Diderot et d'Alembert.]
1751-1772
Engraving
 
Private collection of Alan Griffiths
 
LL/8023

6 of 85
LL/31671
Camera obscura
[l'Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers de Diderot et d'Alembert.]
1751 -1772
Engraving
 
Private collection
 
LL/31671

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LL/31672
Camera obscura
[l'Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers de Diderot et d'Alembert.]
1751 -1772
Engraving
 
Private collection
 
LL/31672

8 of 85
LL/34610
The Method of drawing Landscapes, &c. by help of a Camera Obscura
1769, May
Magazine page
 
Google Books
 
LL/34610 [Further details available]

9 of 85
LL/8024
Benard Direxit (engraver)
Camera obscura
[l'Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers de Diderot et d'Alembert.]
1751-1772
Engraving
 
Private collection of Alan Griffiths
 
LL/8024

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LL/31673
Camera Obscura - Plate 3, Fig 3 from A. Rees Cyclopoedia, Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1786)
1786
Engraving
 
Private collection
 
LL/31673

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LL/45240
Abbé Nollet
Chambre Noire
1733
Engraving
 
Private collection of Jan Weijers (Servatius)
 
LL/45240 [Further details available]

12 of 85
LL/34785
The Dark Chamber
1869, June
Magazine illustration
 
Google Books
 
LL/34785 [Further details available]

13 of 85
LL/31738
Illustration of camera obscura from "Sketchbook on military art, including geometry, fortifications, artillery, mechanics, and pyrotechnics"
17th century
Illustration
 
Private collection
 
LL/31738 [Further details available]

14 of 85
LL/50773
Ger. Vandergucbt (engraver)
[Medical illustrator using a camera obscura]
1784
Engraving
 
Google Books
 
LL/50773 [Further details available]

15 of 85
LL/31676
J. Ouartley
A drawing tent in the landscape with a lens on the top
1825 (ca)
Book illustration
 
Private collection of Jack and Beverly Wilgus
 
LL/31676 [Further details available]

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LL/31677
Mirror for a camera obscura
n.d.
 
Private collection
 
LL/31677

17 of 85
LL/39617
G.W. Crompton
Printed Advertisement for Camera Obscura, Southport
1886-1896 (ca)
Advert
 
Museum of the History of Science
Inventory No: 29441
 
LL/39617

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LL/34740
Making the Most of It
1846
Magazine illustration
 
Google Books
 
LL/34740 [Further details available]

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LL/31668
Unidentified artist
Artist using a box camera obscura
1875
Book illustration
 
Private collection of Jack and Beverly Wilgus
 
LL/31668 [Further details available]

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LL/31667
Johann Zahn, Reflex box camera obscura, 1685
1685
Engraving
 
Private collection
 
LL/31667

21 of 85
LL/31670
Mahogany sliding box camera obscura
Early 19th century
Colour image
 
Private collection of Jack and Beverly Wilgus
 
LL/31670

22 of 85
LL/32925
American diminutive Camera Obscura
1860-1870s (ca)
Camera obscura
 
Stereographica - Antique Photographica
Courtesy of Bryan and Page Ginns (#21 / 43)
 
LL/32925 [Further details available]

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LL/32926
American diminutive Camera Obscura
1860-1870s (ca)
Camera obscura
 
Stereographica - Antique Photographica
Courtesy of Bryan and Page Ginns (#21 / 43)
 
LL/32926 [Further details available]

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LL/11948
Modern English replica of an 1800 portable Camera Obscura. It has a sliding box in box type focusing method.
n.d.
 
Stereographica - Antique Photographica
 
LL/11948 [Further details available]

25 of 85
LL/31669
French 19th century tin camera obscura
19th century
 
Private collection of Jack and Beverly Wilgus
 
LL/31669

26 of 85
LL/31680
Folder Spiel und Arbeit (Play and Work)
1911 (ca)
Folder cover
 
Private collection of Jack and Beverly Wilgus
 
LL/31680 [Further details available]

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LL/31681
19th century German magazine showing children using a camera obscura
n.d.
Folder cover
 
Private collection of Jack and Beverly Wilgus
 
LL/31681

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LL/31682
Unidentified photographer (Committee on Public Information)
The interior of a camera obscura tent used in bomber practice
1918, 15 September
Gelatin silver print
6 1/2 x 8 1/2 ins
 
Private collection of Jack and Beverly Wilgus
 
LL/31682

29 of 85
LL/31685
Camera Obscura on the Jetty, Margate
19th century (late)
 
Private collection of Jack and Beverly Wilgus
 
LL/31685

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LL/31686
Unidentified photographer
The Camera Obscura, Central Park, New York City
[American Scenery]
1870s (ca)
Stereocard
 
Private collection of Jack and Beverly Wilgus
 
LL/31686

31 of 85
LL/31666
Famous Camera Obscura, Santa Monica, Calif.
n.d.
Picture postcard
 
Private collection
 
LL/31666

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LL/31683
Camera Obscura building, San Francisco, CA, built in 1950
1950 (built)
 
Private collection of Jack and Beverly Wilgus
 
LL/31683

33 of 85
LL/31684
Dumfries Camera Obscura, Scotland, built in 1836
1836 (built)
 
Private collection of Jack and Beverly Wilgus
 
LL/31684

34 of 85
LL/42679
Stephen Berkman
A camera lucida in use
2008 (or before)
Illustration
 
Provided by the artist - Stephen Berkman
 
LL/42679

35 of 85
LL/33400
Abelardo Morell
Camera Obscura Image of Manhattan View Looking South in Large Room
1996
Gelatin silver print
20 x 24 ins
 
Bonni Benrubi Gallery
© Abelardo Morell, courtesy Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, NY
 
LL/33400

36 of 85
LL/19438
Abelardo Morell
Camera Obscura Image of the Grand Tetons in Resort Room, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
1997
 
Location and source information requested
© Abelardo Morell; courtesy Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York City
 
LL/19438 [Further details available]

37 of 85
LL/45242
Gilles-Louis Chrétien
Physionotrace machine
1792
Engraving
 
Private collection of Jan Weijers (Servatius)
 
LL/45242 [Further details available]

38 of 85
LL/44215
Gilles-Louis Chrétien
Physionotrace Machine
1792
Drawing
 
Private collection of Jack and Beverly Wilgus
 
LL/44215 [Further details available]

39 of 85
LL/42461
Unknown artist
Portrait of a unidentified man - Bernbault (?)
18th century
Physionotrace
5.7 x 4.8 cm (frame) 5.3 x 4.3 cm (image)
 
Musée français de la Photographie
Inventory no: 89.7056.1
 
LL/42461

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LL/33067
Physionotrace des. par Fouquet et gr. par Chrétien
1793
Physionotrace
 
Creative Commons - Wikipedia
 
LL/33067

41 of 85
LL/42463
Gabriel Cromer (author)
Three examples of physionotrace portraits
1928 (published)
Book page
28.6 x 39.3 cm (page)
 
Musée français de la Photographie
Inventory no: 95.9221.1
 
LL/42463 [Further details available]

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LL/42460
Gilles-Louis Chrétien
Portrait of a woman wearing a hat
1793
Physionotrace
5.6 cm (diameter)
 
George Eastman Museum
Gift of Eastman Kodak Company: ex-collection Gabriel Cromer, GEH NEG: 46753
 
LL/42460 [Further details available]

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LL/16998
St. Memin
Portrait of a Man: Charles Balthazar Julien Févret de Saint-Mémin (1770–1852)
1797-1798
Conté crayon, charcoal (?), graphite and white-chalk heightening on off-white laid paper coated with gouache
17 1/8 x 13 3/8 ins (43.5 x 34 cm)
 
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Gift of William H. Huntington, 1883, Accession Number: 83.2.472
 
LL/16998

44 of 85
LL/16999
Unidentified artist
Portrait of Pierre-François Percy (1754-1825)
1795-1798 (ca)
Physionotrace etching, ink on paper; circular frame of copper alloy and colored paper
3 ins (7.6 cm) (diameter)
 
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Purchase, The Lattimer Family Fund Gift, in memory of Russell B. Aitken, 2003 Accession Number: 2003.7
 
LL/16999

45 of 85
LL/42458
Edme Quenedey (engraver)
Physionotrace de Louis-Bernard Guyton-Morveau
1787, 4 January
Physionotrace
 
Location and source information requested
 
LL/42458 [Further details available]

46 of 85
LL/42457
Edme Quenedey (engraver)
Physionotrace portrait of Lady Mount Cashell
1801 (ca)
Physionotrace, engraving finished with etching and aquatint
19 x 15 cm
 
New York Public Library
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle, Image ID: 1800608
 
LL/42457

47 of 85
LL/43499
Queneday (Paris)
Portrait of the composer A. Gretry
1808
Engraving, Physionotrace
24 x 18.5 cm
 
Stockholms Auktionsverk
Photographica, 4 April 2011, Lot: 4009
 
LL/43499 [Further details available]

48 of 85
LL/43500
Queneday (Paris)
Portrait of the composer A. Gretry
1808
Engraving, Physionotrace
24 x 18.5 cm
 
Stockholms Auktionsverk
Photographica, 4 April 2011, Lot: 4009
 
LL/43500 [Further details available]

49 of 85
LL/43501
Queneday (Paris)
Portrait of the opera-singer C.(ristoffer) Karsten
1811
Engraving, Physionotrace
10 x 1.1 cm (plate area)
 
Stockholms Auktionsverk
Photographica, 4 April 2011, Lot: 4010
 
LL/43501 [Further details available]

50 of 85
LL/43502
Queneday (Paris)
Portrait of the opera-singer C.(ristoffer) Karsten
1811
Engraving, Physionotrace
10 x 1.1 cm (plate area)
 
Stockholms Auktionsverk
Photographica, 4 April 2011, Lot: 4010
 
LL/43502 [Further details available]

51 of 85
LL/42731
Mark Osterman
Roger Watson
2000-2001
Physiognotrace
 
Provided by the artist - Mark Osterman
 
LL/42731 [Further details available]

52 of 85
LL/45244
Lavatar
Silhouette machine
1790s
Engraving
 
Private collection of Jan Weijers (Servatius)
 
LL/45244 [Further details available]

53 of 85
LL/42464
Unknown artist
Silhouette of child
1810 (ca)
Silhouette
 
National Science and Media Museum
Ref Number: 1990-5036/6974
 
LL/42464

54 of 85
LL/42462
Unknown artist
Silhouette portrait of an aristocrat
18th century
Silhouette, with the aid of Physionotrace
15.5 x 9.6 cm (frame) 6.8 x 5.7 cm (image)
 
Musée français de la Photographie
Inventory no: 79.3352.1
 
LL/42462

55 of 85
LL/44269
Unidentified photographer
Silhouette en noir d'un abbé
n.d.
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate
 
Interencheres - La Gallerie de Chartes
Collection Henry Koilski (Galerie de Chartres, Auction, 8 October 2011, Lot: 24)
 
LL/44269

56 of 85
LL/34609
LVIII. Description of the Camera Lucida. By William H. Wollaston, Sec. R.S.
1807
Magazine page
 
Google Books
 
LL/34609 [Further details available]

57 of 85
LL/34608
Camera Lucida
1835, 22 August
Magazine page
 
Google Books
 
LL/34608 [Further details available]

58 of 85
LL/33060
Optics of Wollaston camera lucida
1852
Engraving
 
Creative Commons - Wikipedia
 
LL/33060 [Further details available]

59 of 85
LL/45241
Chevalier
Chambre Claire
1830 (ca)
Engraving
 
Private collection of Jan Weijers (Servatius)
 
LL/45241 [Further details available]

60 of 85
LL/33061
A camera lucida in use
1807
Engraving
 
George Eastman Museum
 
LL/33061 [Further details available]

61 of 85
LL/38894
Unknown maker
British camera lucida
1840s (manufactured)
Instrument
 
Archive Farms
 
LL/38894

62 of 85
LL/44221
Dollond (London, manufacturer)
Camera lucida
1900 (before)
Colour image
 
Classic Photographics
 
LL/44221 [Further details available]

63 of 85
LL/39614
Camera Lucida, by William Simms, London
1837
Colour image
 
Museum of the History of Science
Inventory No: 15780
 
LL/39614

64 of 85
LL/39615
Camera Lucida, by Elliott Brothers, London
n.d.
Colour image
 
Museum of the History of Science
Inventory No: 12923, Elliott Collection, Presented by the Marconi Corporation in 2003
 
LL/39615

65 of 85
LL/38893
Captain Basil Hall, R.N.
Book cover for Captain Basil Hall "Forty Etchings From Sketches Made With The Camera Lucida, in North America, in 1827 and 1828" (Edinburgh: Cadell & Co., London: Simpkin & Marshall, and Moon, Boys, & Graves, 1829)
1829
Book cover
13 x 10 ins
 
Archive Farms
 
LL/38893 [Further details available]

66 of 85
LL/42983
Henry Fox Talbot
Sketch of Lake Como
1833, 5 October
Drawing, made with a camera lucida
 
National Science and Media Museum
Courtesy of the Science and Society Picture Library.
 
LL/42983

67 of 85
LL/42984
Henry Fox Talbot
View towards Lecco
1833, 6 October
Drawing, made with a camera lucida
 
National Science and Media Museum
Courtesy of the Science and Society Picture Library, Picture Reference: 10459450
 
LL/42984

68 of 85
LL/31678
Perspective: A very curious Method of drawing all Perfpectives in the moft natural Manner, without obferving the Rules
n.d.
Book page
 
Private collection
 
LL/31678

69 of 85
LL/31679
Perspective: A very curious Method of drawing all Perfpectives in the moft natural Manner, without obferving the Rules
n.d.
Book page
 
Private collection
 
LL/31679

70 of 85
LL/45245
Père Jean Dubreuil
[Drawing aids?]
1642
Engraving
 
Private collection of Jan Weijers (Servatius)
 
LL/45245 [Further details available]

71 of 85
LL/34611
Machine for Perspectives
1753, April
Magazine page
 
Google Books
 
LL/34611 [Further details available]

72 of 85
LL/34612
Machine for Perspectives
1753, April
Magazine page
 
Google Books
 
LL/34612 [Further details available]

73 of 85
LL/13138
French Boite d'Optique (Optical Box)
1780-1800 (ca)
 
Stereographica - Antique Photographica
Courtesy of Bryan and Page Ginns (#16/40)
 
LL/13138 [Further details available]

74 of 85
LL/13137
French Boite d'Optique (Optical Box)
1780-1800 (ca)
 
Stereographica - Antique Photographica
Courtesy of Bryan and Page Ginns (#16/40)
 
LL/13137 [Further details available]

75 of 85
LL/13136
French Boite d'Optique (Optical Box)
1780-1800 (ca)
 
Stereographica - Antique Photographica
Courtesy of Bryan and Page Ginns (#16/40)
 
LL/13136 [Further details available]

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LL/45246
Albrecht Durer
[Drawing aids]
1535
Woodblock print
 
Private collection of Jan Weijers (Servatius)
 
LL/45246 [Further details available]

77 of 85
LL/45247
Albrecht Durer
[Drawing aids]
1535
Woodblock print
 
Private collection of Jan Weijers (Servatius)
 
LL/45247 [Further details available]

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LL/45248
Albrecht Durer
[Drawing aids]
1535
Woodblock print
 
Private collection of Jan Weijers (Servatius)
 
LL/45248 [Further details available]

79 of 85
LL/45249
Albrecht Durer
[Drawing aids]
1535
Woodblock print
 
Private collection of Jan Weijers (Servatius)
 
LL/45249

80 of 85
LL/8022
Pantograph
[l'Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers de Diderot et d'Alembert.]
1751-1772
Engraving
 
Private collection of Alan Griffiths
 
LL/8022

81 of 85
LL/47381
Unidentified Daguerreotypist
Notion Company's Works, California
1852 (or earlier)
Daguerreotype
 
National Gallery of Canada, The Origins of Photography: The Matthew R. Isenburg and Enhanced Isenburg Collections 1840-1880
 
LL/47381 [Further details available]

82 of 85
LL/47382
Unidentified artist
Notion Company's Works, California
1852
Newspaper illustration
 
National Gallery of Canada, The Origins of Photography: The Matthew R. Isenburg and Enhanced Isenburg Collections 1840-1880
 
LL/47382 [Further details available]

83 of 85
LL/47383
Unidentified daguerreotypist / Unidentified artist
Notion Company's Works, California
1852 (or earlier)
Daguerreotype / newspaper illustration
 
National Gallery of Canada, The Origins of Photography: The Matthew R. Isenburg and Enhanced Isenburg Collections 1840-1880
 
LL/47383 [Further details available]

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LL/34650
[Optical apparatus - unspecified]
1853
Book illustration
 
Google Books
 
LL/34650 [Further details available]

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Contents - Themes & Fragments
Art - Camera lucida: Design and use
Art - Camera obscura: Design and use
Art - Drawing and optical devices
Art - Portable camera obscura
Art - The camera lucida
California - Californian Gold Rush (1848-1855)
Camera lucida - Camera lucida: Design and use
Camera lucida - Captain Basil Hall: Forty Etchings From Sketches Made With The Camera Lucida, in North America, in 1827 and 1828 (1829)
Camera lucida - Henry Fox Talbot: Camera lucida drawings (1833)
Camera lucida - The camera lucida
Camera obscura - A history of the camera obscura
Camera obscura - Abelardo Morell: Camera obscura
Camera obscura - Camera obscura: Design and use
Camera obscura - Camera obscura: Ephemera
Camera obscura - Historic and contemporary camera obscuras
Camera obscura - Military uses of camera obscura
Camera obscura - People using camera obsuras
Camera obscura - Portable camera obscura
Camera obscura - Tent-type camera obscura
Daguerreotypes - Californian Gold Rush (1848-1855)
Daguerreotypists - USA - Daguerreotypes: USA
Drawing and optical devices - Abelardo Morell: Camera obscura
Drawing and optical devices - Albrecht Dürer: Drawing and drafting aids
Drawing and optical devices - Camera lucida: Design and use
Drawing and optical devices - Camera obscura: Design and use
Drawing and optical devices - Drawing and optical devices
Drawing and optical devices - Henry Fox Talbot: Camera lucida drawings (1833)
Drawing and optical devices - Historic and contemporary camera obscuras
Drawing and optical devices - Invention of the pantograph
Drawing and optical devices - Perspective
Drawing and optical devices - Physionotrace
Drawing and optical devices - Portable camera obscura
Drawing and optical devices - Silhouettes
Drawing and optical devices - The camera lucida
Events - Californian Gold Rush (1848-1855)
History of photography - A history of the camera obscura
History of photography - Drawing and optical devices
History of photography - The Prehistory of photography
Mining and extraction - Californian Gold Rush (1848-1855)
Pantograph - Invention of the pantograph
Perspective - Perspective
Physionotrace - Physionotrace
Physionotrace - Physionotrace machines
Prehistory of photography - A history of the camera obscura
Prehistory of photography - Drawing and optical devices
Prehistory of photography - The Prehistory of photography
Silhouette - Drawing silhouettes
Silhouette - Silhouettes
USA - Daguerreotypes: USA


 
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