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HomeContents > People > Photographers > James Reeve

Dates:  1833 - 1920
Active:  Great Britain
 
  

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Approved biography for James Reeve
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA)

 
  
In 1913, Reeve presented a waxed-paper negative of the west end of Norwich Cathedral to the Norwich Library. It was presumed to be an example of his own work, and this, given his talents, seems entirely plausible. Reeve was a geologist and, even at an early age, also an amateur artist. He received a medal from the Norwich Government School of Design in 1856 for his artwork. Reeve then went on to being a museum curator and art historian. The Norwich Ca-thedral negative appears to have been destroyed in a 1980s fire. 
  
Roger Taylor & Larry J. Schaaf Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007) 
  
This biography is courtesy and copyright of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and is included here with permission. 
  
Date last updated: 4 Nov 2012. 
  
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