John Dillwyn Llewelyn (British, Swansea, Wales 1810–1882 Swansea, Wales)
Frederick Richard Pickersgill (British, London 1820–1900 Yarmouth, Isle of Wight)
J. Holden (British)
John Leighton (British)
Lebbeus Colls (British)
Joseph Cundall (British, Norwich, Norfolk 1818–1895 Wallington, Surrey)
Francis Bedford (British, London 1816–1894 London)
Philip Henry Delamotte (British, 1821–1889)
John Joscelyn Coghill (Irish, 1826–1905)
Henry Taylor (British, 1800–1886)
Albumen silver prints
35.6 x 25.4 cm (14 x 10 in.)
David Hunter McAlpin Fund, 1952
Not on view
Inscription: Taped label affixed to front cover with pencil inscription "Album// 12 large// The Sunbeam circa 1856". Bookplate affixed to front endpaper "Liverpool Library,// Lyceum, Bold Street.// ..." Pencil inscription on front endpaper "Album of Photo// Group of 12// circa 1856."
[...]; Albert E. Marshall, Providence, Rhode Island; (Swann Galleries, New York, February 14, 1952, lot 6); [Richard S. Wormser]
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Advocating Photography: The David Hunter McAlpin Fund," March 4, 1986–May 4, 1986.
Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery. "The Post-Pre-Raphaelite Print," October 10, 1995–December 16, 1995.
Goldschmidt, Helmut, and Weston J. Naef. The Truthful Lens: A Survey of the Photographically Illustrated Book, 1844–1914. 1st ed. New York: The Grolier Club, 1980. no. 45, fig. 38.
Gernsheim, Helmut. Incunabula of British Photographic Literature: A Bibliography of British Photographic Literature, 1839–75, and British Books Illustrated with Original Photographs. Berkeley: Scolar Press, 1984. no. 73.
Staley, Allen, Martha M. Evans, Pamela Fletcher, Yael Ksander, Lisa R. Leavitt, Jason Rosenfeld, and Paul Tabor. The Post-Pre-Raphaelite Print: Etching, Illustration, Reproductive Engraving, and Photography in England in and around the 1860s. New York: Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, 1995. p. 89.
Waggoner, Diane, Tim Barringer, Joanne Lukitsh, Britt Salvesen, and Jennifer L. Roberts. The Pre-Raphaelite Lens: British Photography and Painting, 1848–1875. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., 2010. no. 89.
Binding & incomplete contents suggest that this volume contains 3 of the 5 fascicles of "The Sunbeam. A Photographic Magazine", issued beginning January 1857. Photographers represented are Francis Bedford (2), John Dillwyn Llewelyn (2), Philip Henry Delamotte (1), Joseph Cundall (1), Henry Taylor (1), John Joscelyn Coghill (1), Lebben Colls (1), Phoebus [pseud. John Leighton] (1), Dr. J. Holden (1), & F.R. Pickersgill (1), See also V&A & JPGM collections; Full series of 20 plates reissued in 1859 at "The Sunbeam, a Book of Photographs from Nature"