<< YCBA Home Yale Center for British Art Yale Center for British Art << YCBA Home

YCBA Collections Search

IIIF Actions

Camera lucida.

Great Britain?, late 19th century?
Physical Description:
1 camera lucida : brass ; 25 x 7 x 2 cm, in case 26 x 8 x 2 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
TS513.C2 A3 Flat
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
View by request in the Study Room [Request]
Note: The Study Room is open by appointment. Please visit the Study Room page on our website for more details.

Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Restricted fragile material. Use requires permission of the Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Camera lucida by an unidentified manufacturer, perhaps of British make. The instrument is made of brass components and is enclosed in a maroon morocco case, lined in blue velvet. The device consists of a table clamp and fixing screws, telescoping system with two extending tubes for adjustment and focusing, and a triangular crystal prism. Two circular lenses (22 and 27 mm in diameter) descend from the prism piece.
Subject Terms:
Artists' tools -- Specimens.
Optical instruments.
Image-projecting equipment.
Camera lucidas.
IIIF Manifest:

If you have information about this object that may be of assistance please contact us.