18 May 2005
WILLIAM HENRY FOX TALBOT
New Hall Library, Lincoln's Inn, London, c.1845
salt print from calotype negative [Schaaf 1199]
watermarked 'J Whatman 1846'
image: 7 7/8 x 6 5/8in. (20 x 17cm.); paper: 8 7/8 x 8 1/8in. (22.6 x 18.1cm.)
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J. Ward & S. Stevenson, Exhibition catalogue, Printed Light, Edinburgh, 1986, p.106, fig.81; G. Stamp, The Changing Metropolis: Earliest Photographs of London 1839-79, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1984, p.126, pl.100.
The National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford holds the negative and some prints. According to Larry J. Schaaf, one of these prints (1937-3940) has the photographer's number '317', which also appears in a list of negatives in the William Henry Fox Talbot Trust. This is one of several known prints in private hands.
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