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On display at V&A South Kensington
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Leaf of a Plant

ca. 1839 (photographed)
Place Of Origin

Photograph showing a branch and leaf structure, isolated on a plain background.

object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
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, 'Leaf of a Plant', salted paper print, ca. 1839
Physical Description
Photograph showing a branch and leaf structure, isolated on a plain background.
  • Image height: 222mm
  • Image width: 181mm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 7 (Recto of mount, in pencil)
  • (Recto of print, pencil mark)
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.
Almost certainly from a negative at the Fox Talbot Museum, LA3070.
Associated Object
PROV.1597-2017 (RPS Group record)
Bibliographic References
  • The Pencil of Nature, by William Henry Fox Talbot (London: Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1844): 07.
  • Schaaf, Larry John. The Photographic Art of William Henry Fox Talbot. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2000. ISBN 0691050007.
Other Numbers
  • RPS025225 - Royal Photographic Society number
  • XRP592 - RPS collection - V&A identifier
Accession Number

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record createdMarch 28, 2017
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