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X. The Haystack

  • Object:

    photograph

  • Date:

    April 1844 (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.272:5-2017

  • Gallery location:

    Photography Centre, Room 100, The Bern and Ronny Schwartz Gallery, case ARCH1

Physical description

Salted paper print of a haystack, on a page of the volume. One of 7 photographs in the fascicle.

Date

April 1844 (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

10
Recto on mount, in ink

Dimensions

Height: 161 mm Image, Width: 210 mm Image

Object history note

This volume contains the museum numbers RPS.272:1-2017 to RPS.272:7-2017.

Descriptive line

Photograph by William Henry Fox Talbot, 'X. The Haystack', salted paper print from a calotype negative, 1844

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

Sun Pictures, Catalogue 1, by Hans P. Kraus Jr. (1993): plate 6.
Out of the Shadows: Herschel, Talbot and the invention of photography, by Larry J. Schaaf (Yale University Press, 1992): 101.
Fox Talbot and the invention of photography, by Gail Buckland (London: Scolar Press, 1980): 156.
Schaaf, Larry John. The Photographic Art of William Henry Fox Talbot. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2000. ISBN 0691050007.

Production Note

Published in Part 2 of The Pencil of Nature, in January 1845.
From a negative held by the National Science and Media Museum, object number 1937-1248; same as photographs in the RPS collection, RPS025002, RPS025227, RPS025278, RPS025370.

Materials

Salted paper

Techniques

Calotype; Photography

Categories

Photographs; Portraits; The Royal Photographic Society

Collection

Royal Photographic Society Collection

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