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HomeContents > People > Photographers > John Stewart

Dates:  ? - 1867
Active:  UK

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Approved biography for John Stewart
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA)

Stewart was born in Scotland and educated at Edinburgh University. He became a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in Scotland and a member of the Edinburgh Calotype Club. In the 1853 exhibition at the Mechanics’ Institution in Aberdeen, Ross & Thomson submitted Stewart’s work as a “Stereoscopic Group, Taken from Life, by an amateur.” The process was not specified. Through marriage, Stewart inherited property in Lancashire. He became a merchant in Liverpool and joined the Norwich Photographic Society. In 1856 he entered a substantial group of waxed-paper and collodion views, including Trees Laden with Snow, which the reviewer for the Norfolk News found to be “as beautiful as they are unique.” Stewart also exhibited a two-part collodion panorama, but the reviewer marveled more at his waxed-paper view, Carrow Bridge, as being “nearly as sharp in definition and equally fine as a landscape.” Stewart also became a founding member of the Photographic Society of Scotland. None of his photographs are known to have survived. 
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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