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Creator Name: Knight, James
Creator Nationality: European; British
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1928
Biography: James Knight British, active 1850s-1860sKnight's identity has never been firmly established, but he was possibly James D. Knight, headmaster at the Cheltenham School of Art and a teacher of drawing at the Cheltenham Training College. Presumably an amateur photographer, he was one of the circle of the Llewelyn and Maskelyne families, Welsh relatives of the important British photographer and inventor William Henry Fox Talbot. Knight's views appear among the collections of the family and are characterized by a clear, forceful artistic quality. A member of the Photographic Society, Knight exhibited with them from 1855-59, as well as in Manchester. T.W.F.
Creator Name-CRT: James Knight
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1855
Creation End Date: 1855
Creation Date: 1855
Object Type: Photographs
Classification Term: Photography
Materials and Techniques: albumen print from wet collodion negative
Dimensions: Image: 11cm x 13.7cm
Inscriptions: Written in pencil on verso: "1695" with accompanying text on separate sheet: "recto: "Evening./Photographed by James Knight.; verso: "Evening./Photographed by James Knight./Sober Evening taked/Her wanted station in the middle air,/A thousand shadows at her back. First this/she sends on earth, then that of deeper dye/Steals soft behind; and then a deeper still/In circle following circle, gathers round/ To close the fact of things./Thomson./While the bright-hair'd Sun/Sits in your western tent./Collins./Taken on Collodion in June 1855 in partial sunshine; Exposure about two minutes;developed with Pyrogallic Acid./Lens by Queslin, Rue de la Bourse, Paris; focal length fourteen inches;/diameter two and three quarter inches; Plaphragm half an inch."
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1996.239
Credit Line: John L. Severance Fund
AMICA ID: CMA_.1996.239
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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