London, South Kensington
30 April 1997
EARLY BRITISH,EUROPEAN AND NORTH AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY
WILLIAM HENRY FOX TALBOT (1800-1877)
Ela Theresa, Rosamond Constance and Matilda Caroline Talbot with a lady (possibly their governess Amelina Petit de Billier), circa 1846
Calotype, image size 3 15/16 x 2¾ in., on sheet size 4¾ x 3½ in., mounted at top corners, matted.
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A variant of this image was sold in these rooms 24 March 1983, Lot 58.
Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately