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    Sale 5167

    Photographs

    21 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 547

    WILLIAM HENRY FOX TALBOT (1800-1877)

    Lacock Abbey, 1842-43

    Price Realised  

    WILLIAM HENRY FOX TALBOT (1800-1877)
    Lacock Abbey, 1842-43
    waxed salt print from a calotype negative [Schaaf 1133]
    6 x 8¼in. (15.2 x 21cm.)


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    Waxed prints such as the present lot are rare and this view of Lacock Abbey is an early and personal example. According to Larry J. Schaaf, the unwaxed negative of this image is in The National Media Museum, Bradford [1937-2540] and he records only two other unwaxed prints of this image: one in Bradford and another in the Agfa Photo-Historama Collection, Cologne.

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