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Jeremiah Gurney

Jeremiah Gurney
Artist
Henry Hunt Snelling, 1817 - 1897
Sitter
Jeremiah Gurney, 12 Oct 1812 - 21 Apr 1895
Date
1858
Type
Photograph
Medium
Salted paper print
Dimensions
Image: 21.8 x 16.9 cm (8 9/16 x 6 5/8")
Sheet: 33 x 26.3 cm (13 x 10 3/8")
Topic
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Bowtie
Jeremiah Gurney: Male
Jeremiah Gurney: Literature\Writer
Jeremiah Gurney: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Dealer\Art dealer
Jeremiah Gurney: Visual Arts\Artist\Photographer\Daguerreotypist
Jeremiah Gurney: Science and Technology\Inventor\Photography
Jeremiah Gurney: Crafts and Trades\Jeweler
Portrait
Place
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Larry J. West
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Object number
NPG.2007.70
Exhibition Label
In its March 1858 issue, the Photographic and Fine Art Journal paid tribute to Gurney by featuring his likeness and praising his accomplishments in an article, noting: “This gentleman, whose portrait forms one of our illustrations this month, has long been known in the photographic Art, and has always stood at the front rank, both in skill and success…. Since the first introduction of the daguerreotype in the United States, Mr. Gurney has been assiduous in the prosecution of the photographic art—growing with its growth, and adopting every improvement suggested by his own experience, or that of others. At the present time, his photographs are unexcelled.”
En su número de marzo de 1858, la revista especializada Photographic and Fine Art Journal rindió tributo a Gurney publicando un retrato y un artículo que elogiaba sus logros:
Este caballero, cuyo retrato es una de nuestras ilustraciones este mes, se ha distinguido por mucho tiempo en el arte fotográfico, siempre al frente tanto en términos de destreza como de éxito. [...] Desde la introducción del daguerrotipo en Estados Unidos, el Sr. Gurney ha cultivado asiduamente el arte fotográfico, creciendo con él y adoptando cada mejora sugerida por su experiencia o la de otros. Hasta hoy, sus fotografías continúan inigualadas.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery