Buckler Fern

Photograph
ca. 1839 (photographed)
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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Photogenic drawing of a fern; brown/slight reddish colour.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Paper negative, photogenic drawing. 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, 'Buckler Fern', paper negative - photogenic drawing, ca. 1839
Physical Description
Photogenic drawing of a fern; brown/slight reddish colour.
Dimensions
  • Image height: 227mm
  • Image width: 188mm
Marks and Inscriptions
fx (Verso, in pencil)
Gallery Label
Cameraless Photography William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877) Buckler Fern March or April 1839 Photogenic drawing negative Museum no. RPS.97-2017(RPS No. 025176 / Schaaf 863) Talbot favoured this particular fern, using it to make at least twenty examples in March and April of 1839. It progressively shed leaves and whole branches through handling. The Royal Photographic Society Collection at the V&A, acquired with the generous assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund and Art Fund
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.
Production
Virtually identical to a photograph in the Getty collection, 85.XM.150.46; similar to RPS025177 (RPS.98-2017).
Associated Object
PROV.1595-2017 (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
  • RPS025176 - Royal Photographic Society number
  • XRP590 - RPS collection - V&A identifier
Collection
Accession Number
RPS.97-2017

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record createdMarch 24, 2017
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