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Henry Van der Weyde (1838-1924), Painter and photographer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 53 portraits
A founder member of the Linked Ring Brotherhood of those 'who delight in photography soley for it' artistic possibilities', he was a painter turned professional portrait photographer. In 1892 he publicised his photo corrector (Rectograph) causing a stir in the world of photography. In 1877 Van der Weyde became the first photographer to install and take portraits by electric light allowing him to take a lot of portraits in a short period of time. The light was provided by a Crossley gas engine which drove a Siemens dynamo, which in turn fed an arc light in a five-foot reflector. Owing to lack of money the patent of this was never completed.
Exhibitions and displays
- Curators' Choice: Photographs from the Terence Pepper Gift
Until 24 January 2016