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Hampstead Heath with Bathers, John Constable

Hampstead Heath with Bathers

John Constable, 1821
Portrait of the Sisters Zénaïde and Charlotte Bonaparte, Jacques-Louis David

Portrait of the Sisters Zénaïde and Charlotte Bonaparte

Jacques-Louis David, 1821
Fontainebleau, Storm Over The Plains, Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot

Fontainebleau, Storm Over The Plains

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, 1822
Head of a Vestal Virgin, Antonio Canova

Head of a Vestal Virgin

Antonio Canova, 1821-1822
Moonrise over the Sea, Caspar David Friedrich

Moonrise over the Sea

Caspar David Friedrich, 1822
The Barque of Dante, Eugène Delacroix

The Barque of Dante

Eugène Delacroix, 1822
The Lone Tree, Caspar David Friedrich

The Lone Tree

Caspar David Friedrich, 1822
Rocky ravine in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, Caspar David Friedrich

Rocky ravine in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains

Caspar David Friedrich, 1822-1823
Saturn Devouring one of his Children, Francisco de Goya y Lucientes

Saturn Devouring one of his Children

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, 1823
Venus Italica, Antonio Canova

Venus Italica

Antonio Canova, 1822-1823
Mars Disarmed by Venus and the Three Graces, Jacques-Louis David

Mars Disarmed by Venus and the Three Graces

Jacques-Louis David, 1822-1824
Reclining Naiad, Antonio Canova

Reclining Naiad

Antonio Canova, 1819-1824
The Bass Rock, Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Bass Rock

Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1824
The Bass Rock, Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Bass Rock

Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1824
The Battle of Trafalgar, Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Battle of Trafalgar

Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1822-1824
Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop's Grounds, John Constable

Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop's Grounds

John Constable, 1825
The Falls of Niagara, Edward Hicks

The Falls of Niagara

Edward Hicks, 1825
The Ford Under The Bended Tree, Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot

The Ford Under The Bended Tree

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, 1825
The Combat of the Giaour and Hassan, Eugène Delacroix

The Combat of the Giaour and Hassan

Eugène Delacroix, 1824-1826
View from the Window at Le Gras, Nicéphore Niépce

View from the Window at Le Gras

Nicéphore Niépce, 1826
View from the Window at Le Gras, Nicéphore Niépce

View from the Window at Le Gras

Nicéphore Niépce, 1826
Amida Waterfall on the Kisokaido Road, Katsushika Hokusai

Amida Waterfall on the Kisokaido Road

Katsushika Hokusai, 1827
Beatrice Addressing Dante from the Car, William Blake

Beatrice Addressing Dante from the Car

William Blake, 1824-1827
Dante Running from the Three Beasts, William Blake

Dante Running from the Three Beasts

William Blake, 1824-1827

The examples that I have the honor of presenting are the first results of my extensive research on the manner of fixing the image of objects by the action of light.

Heliography: Designs and Engravings

Nicéphore Niépce, 1827
Laocoön, William Blake

Laocoön

William Blake, 1825-1827
Marino, Large Buildings on the Rocks, Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot

Marino, Large Buildings on the Rocks

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, 1826-1827
Minos, William Blake

Minos

William Blake, 1824-1827
Seascape Study with Rain Cloud, John Constable

Seascape Study with Rain Cloud

John Constable, 1827
The Death of Sardanapalus, Eugène Delacroix

The Death of Sardanapalus

Eugène Delacroix, 1827
National Capitol Columns, Neoclassicism

National Capitol Columns

1828
Peaceable Kingdom, Edward Hicks

Peaceable Kingdom

Edward Hicks, 1826-1828

Light acts chemically upon bodies. It is absorbed, it combines with them, and communicates new properties. Such, in a few words, is the principle of the discovery.

Description of Heliography (with notes by Louis Daguerre)

Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre, Nicéphore Niépce, 1829

Numerous experiments made by the author prove that light cannot fall upon a body without leaving traces of decomposition on the surface upon which it impinges.

Modifications and Improvements to N. Niepce Process of Heliography

Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre, 1829
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