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  • Frank Moffat
St Cuthbert's Church, Lothian Road
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St Cuthbert's Church, Lothian Road 1882
  • Scottish Art
Moffat was skilled in most photographic processes, working in platinum, carbon and oil printing. He was also engaged in early colour photography as well as developing techniques to transfer photographs to canvases for use in oil painting. This platinum print - with its rich and subtle range of grey tones - shows the foot of Lothian Road in Edinburgh before the Caledonian station and hotel were built.

Glossary Open

Carbon

The first 'permanent' version of photography in which the image was made in a relief layer of sensitised gelatine. Dye colour, generally brown, was added to make the image visible.

Platinum

Prints made on unsurfaced paper, containing light-sensitive iron salts and a platinum compound.

Carbon, Platinum

Details

  • Acc. No. PGP EPS 92
  • Medium Platinum print
  • Size 19.50 x 24.00 cm
  • Credit Edinburgh Photographic Society Collection, gifted 1987