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Hampstead Heath with Bathers

John Constable, 1821

Portrait of the Sisters Zénaïde and Charlotte Bonaparte

Jacques-Louis David, 1821

Fontainebleau, Storm Over The Plains

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, 1822

Head of a Vestal Virgin

Antonio Canova, 1821-1822

Moonrise over the Sea

Caspar David Friedrich, 1822

The Barque of Dante

Eugène Delacroix, 1822

The Lone Tree

Caspar David Friedrich, 1822

Rocky ravine in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains

Caspar David Friedrich, 1822-1823

Saturn Devouring one of his Children

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, 1823

Venus Italica

Antonio Canova, 1822-1823

Mars Disarmed by Venus and the Three Graces

Jacques-Louis David, 1822-1824

Reclining Naiad

Antonio Canova, 1819-1824

The Bass Rock

Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1824

The Bass Rock

Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1824

The Battle of Trafalgar

Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1822-1824

Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop's Grounds

John Constable, 1825

The Falls of Niagara

Edward Hicks, 1825

The Ford Under The Bended Tree

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, 1825

The Combat of the Giaour and Hassan

Eugène Delacroix, 1824-1826

View from the Window at Le Gras

Nicéphore Niépce, 1826

View from the Window at Le Gras

Nicéphore Niépce, 1826

Amida Waterfall on the Kisokaido Road

Katsushika Hokusai, 1827

Beatrice Addressing Dante from the Car

William Blake, 1824-1827

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


William Blake, 1825-1827

Marino, Large Buildings on the Rocks

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, 1826-1827


William Blake, 1824-1827

Seascape Study with Rain Cloud

John Constable, 1827

The Death of Sardanapalus

Eugène Delacroix, 1827

National Capitol Columns


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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