Moffat and the Edinburgh Photographic Society
Almost forty years
after exhibiting at Crystal Palace, he showed the scope of his work with his
entry in the 1890 EPS Exhibition:
held a major photographic exhibition
in 1890. John Moffat exhibited:
- platinotype prints (10 portraits)
- platinotype prints (2 titled: “Study in Light and Shade”)
- carbon prints (2
portraits and one titled “Auntie’s
- carbon on porcelain (1 portrait titled “Sisters”)
- bromide prints (2
portraits, one of them finished in crayons)
- silver prints of interiors
- carbon print - (titled: “I’m
smoking, you see!”)
photograph taken in 1864
“Portrait of Fox Talbot"
John Moffat became
President of EPS in 1892-93 and died in 1894.
The EPS 1909 Exhibition
was reviewed in the British Journal of Photography. The work of John Moffat, which is highly
appears to be the work of John Moffat (1819-1894), submitted fifteen
years after his death, rather than a later member of the family.
The only other member of the family that I know of with the name John
Moffat was his autobiographer who died in the 1990s.
of Moffat's photographs reviewed in the 1909 Exhibition was Mr
John McWhirter R.A.
John McWhirter (1839-1911) was born in Edinburgh and published Landscape
Painting in Watercolours, 1901.
of Moffat's photographs reviewed in the 1909 Exhibition was The
I believe that a copy of this print is held in the Royal Photographic