Photograph taken by magnesium light

John Coates Browne1864–1865

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

Two men and two women pose for a group portrait in a living room or parlor. One of the men and both women sit, and the other man stands behind them. All four lean over an open book in the lap of the seated man.


  • Title: Photograph taken by magnesium light
  • Creator: John Coates Browne
  • Date Created: 1864–1865
  • Physical Dimensions: 14.9 × 19.8 cm (5 7/8 × 7 13/16 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Albumen silver print
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 84.XO.748.11
  • Culture: American
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: John Coates Browne (American, 1838 - 1918)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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