Folding camera obscura in the form of a book

Made:
1751-1790 (estimated) in United Kingdom
maker:
Unknown

Folding camera obscura in the form of a book, unknown maker, British, 1751-1790. Used and owned by Sir Joshua Reynolds.

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Category:
Optics
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), copper (alloy), glass, iron, leather, metal (unknown), paper (fibre product), wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall (open): 720 mm x 640 mm x 550 mm, , 9.525kg
overall (closed): 125 mm x 465 mm x 650 mm, ,
Identifier:
1875-28
type:
optical drawing aid - camera obscura
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical drawing aid
credit:
Harrison, J.B.
status:
Permanent collection

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