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WILLIAM HENRY FOX TALBOT (1800-1877)
Bust of Patroclus, circa 1846
calotype print
image 7 x 7in. (17.9 x 17.9cm.)
sheet 8 7/8 x 7¼in. (22.5 x 18.4cm.)
Literature
L.Schaaf, 'Remarks on the Nature of the Plates'; Introductory Volume, The Pencil of Nature Anniversary Facsimile, Hans P. Kraus, Jr. Inc., New York, 1989, pp. 48-49 and fig. 24.

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One of two variant studies of the Bust of Patroclus published as plate V, Part I of The Pencil of Nature, 1844. Schaaf explains that this larger version, surviving here in its untrimmed state, features only in a very few late issues of Part I.

Gift of Michael and Jane Wilson.

More from Photographs - 1840's to the Present. Sold to support the new London Media Space at The Science Museum

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