|Dates: ||? - 1869|
At the inaugural meeting of the Brighton and Sussex Photographic Society in June 1855, Rev. Watson read a paper titled On Calotype. In the exhibition of the Photographic Society in London that year he showed nine calotypes, ar-chitectural and scenic views in Derby, Sussex, and Hertfordshire. Not surprisingly, his photographic subjects seem to have been inspired by where he lived. Watson was curate at Rye in Sussex 1841 50 and of Brighton 1851 55, and rector of Ickleford, at Hitchin in Hertfordshire, 1854 59. Neither his text nor any of his photographs are known to have survived.
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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