jueves, 6 de febrero de 2014

Fotografía antigua Francis Bedford. Albumen Chester Foregate Street old houses. c. 1870

Francis Bedforf fue uno de los grandes fotógrafos ingleses que recorrio las ciudades del Reino Unido y, también, por encargo de la Reina el Medio Oriente.
Sus obras se encuentran en todos los grandes museos del mundo.
En este caso su cámara se centra en unas casas de la calle Foregate de Chester que, como podemos ver más abajo,dicha calle existe todavía hoy.
 Es perfectamente visible el cartel R.Hellis Painters en una de las fachadas. La foto está animada también por la presencia de personas y carruajes tirados por caballos

  • Fue Member of the London Photographic Society (later The Royal Photographic Society) from 1857; Vice-President 1878 - 1880.
Bedford fue uno de los primeros fotógrafos que trabajó, retocó, muchos de sus negativos antes de hacer una tirada del mismo
En 1880 deja la fotografía pasando el estudio a su hijo




Getty Edu Francis Bedford

Francis Bedford (1861–1894) was an English photographer who began his career as a lithographer. Around 1852 he learned photography to aid his printing work, and a few years later he was commissioned by Queen Victoria to photograph items in the royal collections. In addition to photographing objects, Bedford became known for his landscapes and views of monuments. From 1863 to 1884 Bedford made annual photographic trips to Devonshire and North Wales. In 1863 he served as photographer on the Prince of Wales's tour of the Near East and Greece

  • Bedford trabajó para la familia real inglesa recibiendo diferentes encargos de ella que, parte,se pueden ver en la Royal Collection

The four–album set Photographic Pictures made by Mr. Francis Bedford during the Tour in the East, in which, by command he accompanied H. M. H. the Prince of Wales

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Francis Bedford: Photographer to the Prince of Wales

Francis Bedford was the first photographer to accompany a royal tour. In 1862, when he was asked by Queen Victoria to travel with the Prince of Wales, Bedford was an accomplished and respected professional photographer, with two earlier royal commissions already successfully completed.

Explore further photographs by Francis Bedford

......Explore more of Francis Bedford's photographic work, including his 1853 images of works of art at Marlborough House, which were later reproduced as lithographs in The Treasury of Ornament (c.1857) by John Charles Robinson; photographs from his 1857 commission by Queen Victoria to photograph the places in Coburg,.......

  •  Muy amplia biografía de Bedford se puede leer en el siguiente blog

FRANCIS BEDFORD (1816-1894)

 


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