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photograph - Constance Talbot, 30 second exposure through blue glass
  • Constance Talbot, 30 second exposure through blue glass
    Talbot, William Henry Fox, born 1800 - died 1877
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Constance Talbot, 30 second exposure through blue glass

  • Object:

    photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (photographed)

  • Date:

    10 October 1840 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Talbot, William Henry Fox, born 1800 - died 1877 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Salted paper print from a calotype negative.

  • Credit Line:

    The Royal Photographic Society Collection at the V&A, acquired with the generous assistance of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Art Fund

  • Museum number:

    RPS.51-2017

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case XRP, shelf 589

Physical description

Salted paper print of a portrait of Constance Talbot; lavender colour; folded into smaller rectangle.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (photographed)

Date

10 October 1840 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Talbot, William Henry Fox, born 1800 - died 1877 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Salted paper print from a calotype negative.

Marks and inscriptions

X
Recto, in pencil

Dimensions

Height: 93 mm Image, Width: 76 mm Image, Height: 114 mm Paper, Width: 86 mm Paper

Descriptive line

Photograph by William Henry Fox Talbot, 'Constance Talbot - 30 second exposure through blue glass', salted paper print, 1840

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Schaaf, Larry John. The Photographic Art of William Henry Fox Talbot. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2000. ISBN 0691050007.

Production Note

From negative in the Smithsonian collection, 1995.0206.047. In the Fox Talbot Museum's list of negatives, listed as "C's portrait, 30, blue glass".

Materials

Salted paper

Techniques

Salted paper; Photography

Categories

Photographs; The Royal Photographic Society; RPS Digitisation Project

Collection

Royal Photographic Society Collection

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