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photograph - Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire
  • Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire
    Talbot, William Henry Fox, born 1800 - died 1877
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Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire

  • Object:

    photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Lacock Abbey (photographed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1839 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Salted paper print from a calotype negative.

    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.269:12-2017

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case XRP, shelf 585, box NOT AVAILABLE

Physical description

Salted paper print of Lacock Abbey, plate 12 on a page of the album. One of 82 photographs in album.
Title from handwritten contents page.

Place of Origin

Lacock Abbey (photographed)

Date

ca. 1839 (photographed)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Salted paper print from a calotype negative.

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.

Dimensions

Height: 154 mm Image, Width: 205 mm Image

Object history note

This album contains museum numbers RPS.269:1-2017 to RPS.269:82-2017.

Descriptive line

Photograph by William Henry Fox Talbot, 'Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire', salted paper print from a calotype negative, ca. 1839

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

The Pencil of Nature, by W H Fox Talbot (London: Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1844): 15.
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 in the RPS collection, RPS025161; same as photographs in the RPS collection, RPS025181, RPS025234, RPS025235, RPS025351, RPS025375.

Materials

Salted paper

Techniques

Calotype; Photography

Categories

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

Collection

Royal Photographic Society Collection

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