|Dates: ||1821 - ?|
Harper was a chemist in Norwich on Bank Plain, with a substantial business employing four men by 1851, but very little else is known about him. At least two of his calotypes survive. One, of a house under repair, is in fellow photographer Thomas Damant Eaton’s 1845 “Camera Sketches” album. The other was sold at auction in 1985 as part of a small group that also included the work of John Blowers and William Howes Hunt, and was described as “Bank Plain, (July 1845), Norwich, street scene with scaffolding.”
Roger Taylor & Larry J. Schaaf Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007)
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Date last updated: 4 Nov 2012.
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