In 1978 a group of architectural studies made in Spain and Italy about 1860 was sold at auction. At least one albumen print was printed from a waxed-paper negative. Most were only monogrammed “G.D.S.,” but one bore the ink inscription “Geo. D. Stevenson.” Nothing else is presently known about him. The label on the verso must have been that of the subsequent owner, Henry Joseph Mills, a London photographer born in 1849 and active later in the nineteenth century.
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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