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Philip Henry Delamotte

(1821—1889) photographer and illustrator


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(1820–89), English photographer. A teacher of drawing and fine art at King's College, Cambridge (1855–87), Delamotte was also an influential member of the early circle of British photographers, an instructor at the Photographic Institution, London, editor of The Sunbeam, and a friend of John Dillwyn Llewelyn. In the 1850s he adopted the wet-collodion process, using Llewelyn's Oxymel variant and publishing on the subject. Delamotte's calotype views of the Crystal Palace were the basis of illustrations in the Illustrated London News. His books included The Practice of Photography and Progress of the Crystal Palace at Sydenham.

From The Oxford Companion to the Photograph in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Photography and Photographs.


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