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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Henry F. Leverett

Dates:  1816 - ?
Active:  UK

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Approved biography for Henry F. Leverett
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA)

A landlord and property owner in Ipswich, Leverett requested membership in the Photographic Society in London in 1854 and was elected that December. He contributed to the society’s exhibition the next year in the first known public display of his work. Of his three waxed-paper views, all taken in Suffolk, the reviewer for the Liverpool Photographic Journal asserted: “Waxed paper is upheld by Mr. Leverett.” In the 1856 exhibition Leverett displayed six similar views. He contributed four photographs to the 1857 Manchester Art Treasures exhibition, the process unspecified but probably waxed paper, since he was still loyal to waxed paper at the 1859 British Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Aberdeen. 
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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