Background to Photography: the Panorama and the Desire for Reality

January 15, 2008

Contemporary painting of the construction of a Panorama Rotunda. c.1830
note the ‘vellum’ in the upper right of the image
source: http://www.acmi.net.au/aic/PANORAMA.html

Cross section of Robert Barker’s Panorama, Leicester Square, London, 1789
source: http://www.acmi.net.au/aic/PANORAMA.html


Panorama of Edinburgh from the top of St Giles Cathedral on the Royal Mile
Robert Barker, c.1787, 2.5m x 0.3m (model)

source: http://www.acmi.net.au/aic/PANORAMA.html


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