Louis Pique [signature facsimile].Sketched At Dover Oct: 1849.
Anastatic print, sheet 285 x 227mm. Tipped into album page. Light soiling/spotting to extremities.
Apparently an 'interpreter & hotel commissioner'. The anastatic printing process, which was discovered in the early 1840s or just before, created a good deal of interest in that decade, being promoted and extolled by Michael Faraday, Edgar Allen Poe and (Sir) Walter Siemens. It was a cheap method of producing facsimiles of text or drawings, the only requirement of which was that the material to be copied should have been produced by a medium, usually ink, with an oily content. S.H. Cowell of Ipswich was the principal commercial exponent of anastatic printing, for which he held a licence.
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