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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Giovanni Brampton Philpot

Born: John Brampton Philpot 
Other: J.B. Philpot 
Other: John Philpot 
Joint: Philpot & Jackson 
Dates:  1812 - 1878
Active:  Italy
Stereographs project 
Business locations 
Firenze (Florence), Italy 
(Alan Griffiths, 27 December 2022) [5-6] Active in Florence. 
T.K. Treadwell & William C. Darrah (Compiled by), Wolfgang, Sell (Updated by), 11/28/2003, Photographers of the World (Non-USA), (National Stereoscopic Association)
Credit: National Stereoscopic Association with corrections and additions by Alan Griffiths and others.
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Approved biography for Giovanni Brampton Philpot
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA)

A native of Maidstone in Kent, John Philpot adopted the name Giovanni when he moved to Florence. Originally a copperplate printer, he became a professional studio photographer about 1850. In the 1856 Photographic Society of Scotland exhibition in Edinburgh, James Drummond of the Royal Scottish Academy submitted two of Philpot’s waxed-paper views of Florence. Philpot then turned to stereoscopic photography, sometimes sharing credit with another photographer by the name of Jackson. Philpot’s one known literary work was his 1854 Sabina: A Sicilian Tale of the Thirteenth Century, a novel the Athenaeum found to be “full of fine writing and modern antique phraseology.” 
Roger Taylor & Larry J. Schaaf Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007) 
This biography is courtesy and copyright of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and is included here with permission. 
Date last updated: 4 Nov 2012. 
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