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Oscar Gustav Rejlander (1813-75)

'Remarkable! Lost my pen and now my spectacles!' 1860

Salted paper print | 19.5 x 15.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2932757

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Photograph of a man standing behind a desk, gazing down. The desk is piled with books and papers. The man appears to be searching for his spectacles through the papers and books on the table. The spectacles are on top of his head. The pen, which he also assumes lost, is in his mouth. In the background a woman observes from behind a curtain.
  • Creator(s)

    Oscar Gustav Rejlander (1813-75) (photographer)

  • 19.5 x 15.7 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Philosophy & Psychology
      • Philosophy
        • Allegory
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Precision mechanisms & instruments
          • Spectacles