Luminous-Lint - for collectors and connoisseurs of fine photography
HOME  BACK>>> Subscriptions <<< | Testimonials | Login | FREE NEWSLETTER

Getting around

 

HomeContentsVisual IndexesOnline ExhibitionsPhotographersGalleries and DealersThemes
AbstractEroticaFashionLandscapeNaturePhotojournalismPhotomontagePictorialismPortraitScientificStill lifeStreetWar
CalendarsTimelinesTechniquesLibrarySupport 
 

HomeContents > People > Photographers > Robert Francis Griffith

Dates:  1828 - 1901
Active:  Great Britain
 
  

Preparing biographies

Approved biography for Robert Francis Griffith
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA)

 
  
Griffith was a native of Corsley, Wiltshire, not far from Talbot’s Lacock Abbey. However, he spent most of his career as a civil engineer in India. Very little is known about Griffith personally, but it seems most likely that he practiced photography as an amateur, and he photographed the architecture, archaeology, and landscape of India extensively. Griffith signed and titled many of his negatives, substantial groups of which were sold at auction in the 1970s and 1980s. Although these were identified as waxed paper, many of them carried the watermark of “R. Turner’s Patent Talbotype” paper. This was a fairly thick paper, most suitable for Talbot’s original calotype process, but of course it could be waxed after development for purposes of printing. Most of Griffith’s work has been assigned to the 1850s, but at least one negative is dated 1861 and another 1863. 
  
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. 
  
SHARED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION PROJECT 
  
We welcome institutions and scholars willing to test the sharing of biographies for the benefit of the photo-history community. The biography above is a part of this trial.
 
If you find any errors please email us details so they can be corrected as soon as possible.
 
  

Further research

 
 Premium content for those who want to understand photography
 
References are available for subscribers.There is so much more to explore when you subscribe. 
Subscriptions 
 
Portraits 
  
If you have a portrait of this photographer or know of the whereabouts of one we would be most grateful. 
  
alan@luminous-lint.com
 
  
Family history 
  
If you are related to this photographer and interested in tracking down your extended family we can place a note here for you to help. It is free and you would be amazed who gets in touch. 
  
alan@luminous-lint.com
 
  
 
  

Visual indexes

 
 Premium content for those who want to understand photography
 
Visual indexes for this photographer are available for subscribers.There is so much more to explore when you subscribe. 
Subscriptions 
 
  
 
  
 
  
HOME  BACK>>> Subscriptions <<< | Testimonials | Login | FREE NEWSLETTER
 Facebook LuminousLint 
 Twitter @LuminousLint