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Letterpress for The Pencil of Nature

  • Object:

    letterpress copy

  • Date:

    c.1844 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed copy.

  • 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.280-2017

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case XRG, shelf 580

Physical description

Unbound letterpress copy of title page, introduction, brief history and texts for plates 1-16 and 22-24 for 'The Pencil of Nature'.

Date

c.1844 (photographed)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Printed copy.

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Substantial letterpress for a copy of 'The Pencil of Nature' by William Henry Fox Talbot, c.1844

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

Complete letterpress from title page, introduction, brief history, texts for plates 1-16 and 22-24.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Letterpress printing

Categories

Photographs; Portraits; The Royal Photographic Society

Collection

Royal Photographic Society Collection

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