10 May 2002
WILLIAM HENRY FOX TALBOT (1800-1877)
Tom Tower, Oxford; The Martyr's Monument, Oxford
2 salt prints from calotype negatives. 1842-43; 1843. Each numbered 18 and 21 respectively in pencil on the mount; the first numbered LA18, the second numbered LA20 (deleted) and LA21 in ink on the reverse of the mount.
6½ x 7 5/8in. (16.5 x 19.4cm.); 8 x 6 1/8in. (20.5 x 15.6cm.) (2)
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See: Schaaf, The Photographic Art of William Henry Fox Talbot, p. 178 and pl. 73
Schaaf and 1923
The LA (Lacock Abbey) reference number on the back of the prints in this and the following lots confirms that they came from the Talbot family archive, where they are likely to have remained until the 1960s or later.
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