Item Details

Call Number: Photo B36/1
Title: Photogenic drawing (negative) by Henry Fox Talbot
Images: [ Photo B36/1 ] [ Photo B36/1 (detail on verso) ] [ Positive image created digitally from Photo B36/1 ]
Date of Creation: Between 1838 and 1840
Level of Description: Item
Part of Photo B36
Content: Photogenic drawing (negative) of a plant. On verso is written 'H F Talbot' [believed to be photographer's signature].
Paper: Whatman 1838.
Commentary: Botanical specimen identified as a species of Spiraea (Rosacea). Information received from Brian Liddy, Talbot Catalogue Raisonné Project, Oct 2017.
Physical Description: 1 photogenic negative. 23 x 18.5 cm
Access: Restricted - see notes for details.
Language: Not Assigned
Material Type: Negative
Notes: Digital image should be used.

Approximate dating from date of paper (watermark) and date of Photo B36/2 as 1839. This negative is unique and is not known to have been reproduced.
Accession Number: 4786
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

artist: William Henry Fox Talbot 1800-1877
Photographer. Pioneer of photographic processes. Lived at Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire.
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