William Henry Fox Talbot

William Henry Fox Talbot

Photograph

John Moffat

Maker
Scottish, 1819–1894

William Henry Fox Talbot

1864
Carbon print, printed 1948 by Harold White
Image: 20 5/8 × 16 15/16 in. (52.4 × 43.1 cm)
Paper: 20 7/8 × 17 3/16 in. (53 × 43.6 cm)
Mount: 21 15/16 × 17 15/16 in. (55.7 × 45.6 cm)
Matted: 32 × 28 × 3/16 in. (81.3 × 71.1 × 0.5 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Alden Scott Boyer
1981.2541.0001
Inscriptions Inscribed in ink on mount recto, BL: An original of this Photograph is \ excessively rare and valuable -
Inscribed in ink on mount recto, BC: = Henry Fox Talbot. In 1839 he invented Paper photography - \ at his home. Lacock Abbey - England -
Inscribed in ink on mount recto, BR: Copy by Harold \ White of London \ of original of 1865
Inscribed in ink on mount verso, TC: Carbon portrait of William Henry Fox Talbot, made October 1948. \ From an original by Moffat of Edinburgh \ taken in 1865. \ Original in the collection of
Stamped in ink on verso, TL: HAROLD WHITE, F.I.B.P., F.R.P.S. [?] \ 79 Addington Road. \ West Wickham, Kent, \ Springpark 1008
Inscribed in pencil on mount verso, C: 7118 [circled and strikethrough]

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