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HomeContents > People > Photographers > William Henry Nicholl

Dates:  1819 - 1874
Active:  Great Britain
 
  

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Approved biography for William Henry Nicholl
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA)

 
  
Nicholl was the third son of the high sheriff of Glamorgan and lived off his family’s fortunes. His earliest recorded photograph was an ambrotype of his brother made in October 1852. Nicholl joined the Photographic Society in 1853 and must have met Roger Fenton at its meetings: One of his ambrotypes carries an additional inscription: “RF has seen this and approves highly, July 5/1853.” Nicholl contributed a calotype of the Crymlyn Viaduct to the society’s Photographic Album. His contribution to the 1857 Photographic Album was taken by collodion. 
  
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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