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Constance Talbot, 30 second exposure through blue glass

10 October 1840 (photographed)
Place of origin

Salted paper print of a portrait of Constance Talbot; lavender colour; folded into smaller rectangle.

Object details

Object type
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.
Brief description
Photograph by William Henry Fox Talbot, 'Constance Talbot - 30 second exposure through blue glass', salted paper print, 1840
Physical description
Salted paper print of a portrait of Constance Talbot; lavender colour; folded into smaller rectangle.
  • Image height: 93mm
  • Image width: 76mm
  • Paper height: 114mm
  • Paper width: 86mm
Content description
Portrait of Constance Talbot
Marks and inscriptions
X (Recto, in pencil)
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.
From negative in the Smithsonian collection, 1995.0206.047. In the Fox Talbot Museum's list of negatives, listed as "C's portrait, 30, blue glass".
Associated object
PROV.1594-2017 (RPS Group record)
Bibliographic reference
Schaaf, Larry John. The Photographic Art of William Henry Fox Talbot. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2000. ISBN 0691050007.
Other numbers
  • RPS025130 - Royal Photographic Society number
  • old RPS 7 ? - Royal Photographic Society number
  • XRP589 - RPS collection - V&A identifier
Accession number

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Record createdMarch 23, 2017
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