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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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