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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Peter Pinyon

Dates:  1831 - ?
Active:  Great Britain
 
  

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Approved biography for Peter Pinyon
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA)

 
  
Virtually nothing is known about Dr. Pinyon except for an album of seventeen views from waxed-paper negatives that was auctioned in the 1970s. Its cover was inscribed “Peter Pinyon, Dec’r 20th 1858,” possibly making him the compiler but more likely the photographer. The views ranged from Sussex (his birthplace) to Norwich and, unusually, even included Tasmania. Pinyon married a widow in 1859 and was still alive at the time of the 1871 census, when he was listed as a surgeon and apothecary. 
  
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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