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EPS  -  1876 Open Exhibition

Medals

EPS Council had lengthy discussions on the Medals to be awarded. 

Mr Sinclair submitted several drawings of Medals, with estimates of 12:10/- for cutting a die.  It was eventually agreed to award 33 Medals.

The Panel of Judges comprised:

-  Sir Daniel Macnee  RSA

-  Norman MacBeth  ARSA

-  John Lessels,  Architect

-  Thomas Annan,  Photographer, Glasgow

-  Thomas Rodger,  Photographer, St Andrews

Medals Awarded

Gold Medal

PICTURE with highest degree of merit, irrespective of size and subject.

Silver Medal  + 

Bronze Medal

LANDSCAPE up to  8.5ins x 6.5ins.

Silver Medal  + 

Bronze Medal

LANDSCAPE larger than  8.5ins x 6.5ins.

Silver Medal  + 

Bronze Medal

PORTRAIT 8.5ins x 6.5ins up to 15ins x 12ins.

Bronze awarded to James Howie for 'Portrait of a Gentleman'

Silver Medal  + 

Bronze Medal

PORTRAIT larger than 15ins x 12ins.

SILVER MEDAL awarded to Marshall Wane for 'Mdlle Carlotta Le Clercq'

Silver Medal  + 

Bronze Medal

LANDSCAPE by an Amateur.

Silver Medal  + 

Bronze Medal

GENRE PICTURE

SILVER MEDAL awarded to HP Robinson for 'On His Fireside'.

Here is a copy of the letter from H P Robinson, thanking EPS for the Award of his Medal.

Letter from H P Robinson to Edinburgh Photographic Society, thanking EPS for the Medal awarded to him at the 1877 Exhibition.

Silver Medal  + 

Bronze Medal

COMBINATION PICTURE

Silver Medal  + 

Bronze Medal

SINGLE FIGURE STUDY

Silver Medal  + 

Bronze Medal

REPRODUCTION from an Oil or Water Colour.

Silver Medal  + 

Bronze Medal

ENLARGEMENT work of the Exhibitor or done on his premises.

Silver Medal  + 

Bronze Medal

PHOTOMECHANICAL PRINT

Silver Medal  + 

Bronze Medal

ENAMEL

Silver Medal  + 

Bronze Medal

Photographs taken by an AMATEUR connected with the Society.

3 Silver Medals  + 

3 Bronze Medals

APPARATUS, MATERIALS, PROCESSES, etc.

SILVER MEDAL to Charles Piazzi Smyth  -  for the plano-concave corrector that he used on his camera for photographing clouds.

SILVER MEDAL to H Fox Talbot  -  for three specimens of photoglyptic engraving.

 

A list of the Medals awarded, and judges' comments on each of the award-winning entries was published in the British Journal of Photography, 12 January 1877. [pp.15-16]

 

 

EPS 1876 Open Exhibition

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