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William Henry Fox Talbot (1800 - 1877)

Lot 12: WILLIAM HENRY FOX TALBOT

Christie's

May 18, 2005
London, United Kingdom

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Description

The Bridge of Sighs, St. John's College, Cambridge, c.1845
salt print from calotype negative [Schaaf 143]
image: 6 1/2 x 8 1/8in. (16.3 x 20.7cm.); paper: 7 3/8 x 9in. (18.7 x 22.7cm.)

Artist or Maker

WILLIAM HENRY FOX TALBOT

Literature

L.J. Schaaf, The Photographic Art of William Henry Fox Talbot, Princeton & Oxford, 2000, p.215, pl.91; H.J.P. Arnold, William Henry Fox Talbot: Pioneer of Photography and a Man of Science, London, 1977, pl.53.

Provenance

As lot 4.

Notes

Prints of this image are found in several institutions, including the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford (which holds the waxed negative), Canadian Centre for Architecture and the J. Paul Getty Museum, and in only a few private collections, including the William Henry Fox Talbot Trust.

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