|Other: T. Burke (possibly) |
|Active: ||Great Britain|
Photographic exhibition catalogues often contain errors, sometimes from an editor misreading a handwritten label, sometimes from typographical lapses. A “J. Burke” exhibited a photograph of Waltham Abbey, Essex, in the 1855 exhibition of the Photographic Society in London, and a “T. Burke” exhibited one of the same subject, listed as being done in waxed paper, in the society’s 1857 exhibition. This might be a coincidence, but it is more likely that the hand-written J. or T. was misread by a cataloguer. T. Burke also exhibited a collodion image of Willesden Station in 1857, slightly tipping the balance toward him.
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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