Album of photographs of Malta and Egypt by Robert Murray, 1852
Album of albumen prints containing views of Malta and Egypt, primarily buildings and ruins, with titles and occasional commentary.
- Creation: 1852
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MS. 23051 photogr. 73
Wilson Centre Accession Number: 99:6485; Wilson Centre Accession Number 2: TC 329
Biographical / Historical
Robert Murray was an engineer who spent time in Russia and Malta in the 1840s and 1850s. He went to Egypt in the early 1850s to work on transportation systems. He taught himself photography from a book and photographed Malta and Egypt, later publishing views as albumin prints. He is known to have used the Calotype process, from which the published albumen views were printed.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased at Christie's UK, 07/05/1999, lot 172
Albumen paper prints from Calotype negatives