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John Muir Wood 
A Woodland Study 
1850 (ca) 
  
Uranium print 
12.3 x 15.2 cm 
  
National Galleries of Scotland 
Acc. No. PGP W 96 
  
 
LL/56770 
  
(Curatorial caption, accessed 23 November 2014)
This is John Muir Wood's most extraordinary picture in several ways. It is an enclosed landscape. The tightly knit branches of the trees resist rather than invite the viewer. Wood was a music publisher and pianist and apparently saw his photographs like musical themes played by different instruments. He explored the use of metals for toning the prints in different colours. This is a uranium print. Its rich, deep colour adds to the mystery and confusion of the image. 
 

 
  
 
  
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