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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Percy Martingdale Lousada

Names:
Other: Percy Lousada 
Other: Rev. Percy Lousada 
Dates:  1859 - ?
Active:  Great Britain / Spain / Germany
 
  

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Approved biography for Percy Martingdale Lousada
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA)

 
  
Lousada was associated with the extended colony of Sephardic Jews of Spanish descent settled in Devonshire who derived their fortunes from holdings in Jamaica. Resident in London, he converted to Christianity and married in 1848, and became a clergyman. Nothing is known of his artistic training, but in 1853 he was elected a member of the newly formed Photographic Society in London. His first known public showing was in the society’s 1855 exhibition; he used collodion to copy both a Raphael and a Landseer and also to make a view of his wife’s native Sidmouth. However, like many of his peers, Lousada recognized that the waxed-paper process was far more adaptable to the needs of the traveler. He showed nearly two dozen architectural views taken in Spain and Germany in the 1858 exhibition of the Architectural Photographic Association and the same year contributed two “wet paper process” studies of the Alhambra to the Photographic Society’s exhibition. His sudden death the following year meant the loss of an enthusiastic, if today little-known photographer. In a book containing sermons he had preached, published the year after his death, it is recorded that Rev. Lousada observed as he was dying “how shadows and realities separated themselves clearly now.” 
  
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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