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photograph - Trinity College, Cambridge
  • Trinity College, Cambridge
    Talbot, William Henry Fox, born 1800 - died 1877
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Trinity College, Cambridge

  • Object:

    photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Cambridge (photographed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1839 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Not available for issue to the public in the Prints and Drawings Study Room due to light sensitivity. Please contact the Photography Department via our enquiry service for further information.

  • 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.129-2017

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case XRP, shelf 592, box NOT AVAILABLE

Physical description

Photographic print showing the lawns and frontage of a large college building. On the right of the image the main entrance is visible.

Place of Origin

Cambridge (photographed)

Date

ca. 1839 (photographed)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Not available for issue to the public in the Prints and Drawings Study Room due to light sensitivity. Please contact the Photography Department via our enquiry service for further information.

Marks and inscriptions

Verso, Patent Talbotype or Sun Pictures stamp

Letter from W G Wallis 1923 attached verso.
Letter verso: "257" in pencil; "One of Fox Talbot's Sun Pictures", "given me by Montepior about 1893 - when he was in charge of Sydney Art Gallery" in ink

Dimensions

Height: 148 mm Image, Width: 196 mm Image

Object history note

W G Wallis (letter attached to verso of photograph): "One of Fox Talbot's Sun Pictures", "given me by Montepior about 1893 - when he was in charge of Sydney Art Gallery" in ink.

Descriptive line

Photograph by William Henry Fox Talbot, 'Trinity College', Cambridge, salted paper print, ca. 1839

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 a negative at the National Science and Media Museum, 1937-2249.

Materials

Salted paper

Techniques

Salted paper processes; Photography

Categories

Photographs; Portraits; The Royal Photographic Society; RPS Digitisation Project

Collection

Royal Photographic Society Collection

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