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On display at V&A South Kensington
Request to view at the Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F , Case XRP, Shelf 597

Symmetrical fern, with cloth "halftone" screen

ca.1852 (photoengraving)
Place Of Origin

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Materials and Techniques
Brief Description
Print by William Henry Fox Talbot, 'Symmetrical fern, with cloth "halftone" screen', photographic engraving, ca.1852
  • Image height: 205mm
  • Image width: 127mm
  • Paper height: 262mm
  • Paper width: 174mm
  • Plate height: 205mm
  • Plate width: 127mm
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.
Same as photograph in the RPS collection, RPS025502 (RPS.221-2017).
Associated Object
PROV.1602-2017 (RPS Group record)
Bibliographic References
  • Schaaf, Larry John. The Photographic Art of William Henry Fox Talbot. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2000. ISBN 0691050007.
  • p. 33Unearthed : Photography's roots. London: Dulwich Picture Gallery, 2020.‎ ISBN: 9781898519447
Other Numbers
  • RPS025503 - Royal Photographic Society number
  • old RPS 133D - Royal Photographic Society number
  • XRP597 - RPS collection - V&A identifier
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record createdMarch 31, 2017
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