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photograph - XIX. The Tower of Lacock Abbey
  • XIX. The Tower of Lacock Abbey
    Talbot, William Henry Fox, born 1800 - died 1877
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XIX. The Tower of Lacock Abbey

  • Object:

    photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Lacock Abbey (photographed)

  • Date:

    before December 1845 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Talbot, William Henry Fox, born 1800 - died 1877

  • 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.278-2017

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case XRP, shelf 580, box NOT AVAILABLE

Physical description

Salted paper print of the tower at Lacock Abbey, from a fragmented fascicle of 'The Pencil of Nature' Part 5, December 1845.

Place of Origin

Lacock Abbey (photographed)

Date

before December 1845 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Talbot, William Henry Fox, born 1800 - died 1877

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.

Marks and inscriptions

19
Recto on mount, in ink

Verso, "5-line" Notice to Reader

Dimensions

Height: 161 mm Image, Width: 201 mm Image

Object history note

Given by Col. Llewelyn.
RPS.277-2017 to RPS.280-2017 are housed together and were possibly donated together.

Descriptive line

Photograph by William Henry Fox Talbot, 'XIX. The Tower of Lacock Abbey' from a fragmented copy of 'The Pencil of Nature', salted paper print from a calotype negative, before December 1845

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

Originally published in Part 5 of The Pencil of Nature, in December 1845.
From a negative at the Fox Talbot Museum, LA3073; same as photographs in the RPS collection, RPS025355, RPS025379.

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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