|Dates: ||1841 - 1898|
The extent to which photography rapidly became parlor entertainment is not fully appreciated. One young practitioner was Blanche Shelley. She was very distantly related to Talbot through his half sister, Caroline Mount Edgcumbe. Shelley’s family was drawn into this circle in 1834, so her childhood years were ripe with the possibility of being exposed to the new art. At thirteen she made her one known surviving photograph, Ferns and Daffodil, dated 1854. Two decades later, under her married name of Pechell, she published a children’s story, Fernseed; or, The Woodland Fairy.
Roger Taylor & Larry J. Schaaf Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007)
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Date last updated: 4 Nov 2012.
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