Simon Fleury

Author: Simon Fleury (Preservation Conservator)
In one of the V&A’s stores, kept particularly cold to preserve them, are a collection of rather unusual photographic works that I have been intrigued by for some years. They are twelve collodion glass plate negatives made in 1858 by Charles Thurston Thompson (1816—1868), the V&A’s first photographer.These negatives were used to document the condition of the Raphael...