Farnham Maxwell Lyte (attributed to) Portrait of a Young French Naval Officer
Medium Salt print from paper negative
Mount on original mount
Photo Date 1850s Print Date 1850s
Dimensions 8-3/8 x 5-11/16 in. (213 x 144 mm)
Photo Country France
Photographer Country France
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About This Image
Cut in an oval shape. Very rich and dark, and lightly coated.
Farnham Maxwell-Lyte, FRSC, was an English chemist and the pioneer of a number of techniques in photographic processing. As a photographer, he is known for his views of the French Pyrenees.
He settled in Pau, and frequented an English circle, where he met a group of photographers, including John Stewart, Jean-Jacques Heilmann, Pierre Langlumé and Louis Désiré Blanquart-Evrard, who were known as the "Group of Pau".
He lived in France from 1853 until 1880. In 1854, he became one of the founders of the Société Française de Photographie, and he was also an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society.