18 May 2005
WILLIAM HENRY FOX TALBOT
A Strip of Lace, with Selvage, 1852-57
signed by Robert Murray in ink in margin
plate: 4¾ x 7 5/8in. (12 x 19.3cm.); paper: 6 5/8 x 10 1/8in. (17 x 25.7cm.)
As lot 13.
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For a detailed account of Talbot's photographic engravings, see: L.J. Schaaf, Sun Pictures, Catalogue 12, New York, 2003.
Harking back to the subjects of his earliest photogenic drawings, Talbot once again turned to lace and other scraps of cloth to demonstrate the accuracy with which fine details were reproduced, this time by his photographic engraving process.
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