The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné


Object within Schaaf no. 4268

Leaf of a plant

Object details

Image size: h 7.8cm x w 10.4cm

Object Type: Paper Negative-Contact

Physical description: stem juices

Owner: Thomas Walther Collection

Object owner number: 301451.738

This object is part of Schaaf no. 4268

Leaf of a plant

Keywords: Botany

The dark marks around the stem of the leaf are the result of pressure from the cover glass, used to make sure the leaf makes good contact with the photosensitive paper. That pressure has caused fluid to leak from the leaf and its stem, causing the dark marks in the photograph around the leaf.