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 Thomas Wedgwood

Thomas Wedgwood

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Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke-on-Trent Unitary Authority, Staffordshire, England
Death 11 Jul 1805 (aged 34)
Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke-on-Trent Unitary Authority, Staffordshire, England
Burial Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke-on-Trent Unitary Authority, Staffordshire, England
Memorial ID 8392231 · View Source
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Artist. Son of Josiah Wedgwood, the most influential figure in the history of ceramics, he was not very healthy, and he was schooled mainly at home. In 1802 he published an article in the Journal of the Royal Institution on a method to copy glass-paintings and to make silhouettes by the impact of light on silvernitrate. In the early development of photography he managed to produce impermanent images on cloth and white leather. Wedgwood also tried to make some images using a camera obscura, but he failed because the images in the camera were too faint to have an effect on the layer of silvernitrate in a reasonable time span. Despite his obvious spark of genius, Thomas Wedgwood never achieved much more in his life. He suffered continuously from a mysterious illness and, spent most of his life after 1791 seeking cures.

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  • Originally Created by: MC
  • Added: 16 Feb 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8392231
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Wedgwood (14 May 1771–11 Jul 1805), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8392231, citing St Peter ad Vincula Churchyard, Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke-on-Trent Unitary Authority, Staffordshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .