# 33051

HENRY, R. J., Captain

On board the yacht “Maraquita”, photographed by Captain Henry at sea, on her outward bound voyage to Iceland, November 1858.

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[British, November 1858]. Stereoscopic photograph, each individual image 71 x 64 mm (arched format), on original card mount 110 x 170 mm (trimmed at the lower margin and so lacking the printed caption), verso with fully contemporary caption in pencil ‘On Board the Yacht – Maraquita’ (same wording as the original printed caption); the prints are both in very good condition, while the mount has a small ink spot at left and light handling marks.

This very early maritime stereoview photograph was taken by the Irish sea-captain, R. J. Henry, using an instantaneous exposure. It was published as a mounted stereoview in The Stereoscopic Magazine: A Gallery of Landscape Scenery, Architecture, Antiquities, and Natural History (Volume 3, 1862).

For a complete example with the printed caption, see the example in The J. P. Getty Museum