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[Photo-Club de Paris / 1894, Pl. XI]
Heliogravure / Photogravure
16.1 x 12.5 cm
Photograph courtesy PhotoSeed.com
Plate and print by M. Fillon of the ateliers LeMercier & Cie, Paris.
Anckorn's on tissue guard and Table des Planches.
An advertisement in the Arbroath Year Book (1890):
states that William Anckorn worked along with his wife as "art photographer & publishers...Under the Special patronage of Her Majesty the Queen, H.R. H. the Prince of Wales, and other royalty." This is most likely why the photograph in this portfolio has been given credit to Ankorn's versus a single photographer.
Additional details on Ankorn's life come from:
Here, it states that: " W J Anckorn was a Town Councillor in Arbroath and a professional photographer. Many of the modern books on Arbroath gives his name as "Wilfred" but we have it on the good authority of his grandson that his name was, in fact, William John Anckorn. He took a large number of photographs of Auchmithie (and some of Arbroath) in the 1880s and 1890s, many of which he sold as postcards. He was, apparently, a livewire into his eighties and his party piece was standing on his head." Also: "Anckorn taught his son Bert photography and Bert taught his son Gordon, and both worked for newspapers in Kent, and Gordon has several books to his name on Norfolk and Sevenoaks. One of the current crop of offspring is also a professional photographer, so it has stayed in the family. - with thanks to Fergus Anckorn for additional information."
Included in the "Première Exposition d'Art Photographique" of the Photo-Club of Paris (1894)