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William Henry Fox Talbot (1800 - 1877)

Lot 10: WILLIAM HENRY FOX TALBOT

Christie's

May 18, 2005
London, United Kingdom

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Description

The Hungerford Bridge, London, c.1845
salt print from calotype negative [Schaaf 1219]
watermarked 'Whatman 1846'
image: 6 5/8 x 8 3/8in. (16.9 x 21.2cm.); paper: 7 1/4 x 9in. (18.5 x 22.8cm.)

Artist or Maker

WILLIAM HENRY FOX TALBOT

Literature

L.J. Schaaf, The Photographic Art of William Henry Fox Talbot, Princeton & Oxford, 2000, p.217, pl.92; M. Seaborne, Photographers' London 1839-1994, London, 1995, p.37; R. Lassam, Fox Talbot: Photographer, Tisbury, Wiltshire, 1979, n.p.; D.B. Thomas, The First Negatives: A Science Museum Monograph, London, 1964, p.23, pl.25.

Provenance

As lot 4.

Notes

Talbot captured this image of the suspension bridge, designed by renowned engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel and erected between 1841 and 1845, from the North Bank looking southward. In 1860, 15 years after Talbot documented the opening of this toll bridge, it was taken down and replaced by the Charing Cross Railway Bridge.

Prints of this image are found in the following institutions: National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford (including Royal Photographic Society Collection); Canadian Centre for Architecture; J. Paul Getty Museum; National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY (in the Gilman Paper Company Collection); and National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. This is one of only a few known prints in private collections, including the William Henry Fox Talbot Trust.

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