Fading Away - Henry Peach Robinson, 1858The Royal Photographic Society: 'The photograph shows a young girl on her deathbed surrounded by her family. This photograph is an example of combination printing: five different negatives were used to make one complete print. This is probably Robinson's most famous photograph, and it was widely exhibited at the time. The photograph depicts a girl dying of consumption, and was controversial when it was exhibited, with many believing it was not a suitable subject for photography.'
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