The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné


Object within Schaaf no. 4512

Copy of a lithograph of a Persian newspaper

Object details

Image size: h 21.4cm x w 17.9cm

Object Type: Salted Paper Print

Mount: album page

Inscription: in ink recto: Persian Newspaper; in ink verso: H.F. Talbot photograph

The British Library, gift of Janet and Petronella Burnett-Brown, 1 March 2006
Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock Abbey, National Trust (01578; LA2065 FTM NB2)
Lacock Abbey, Talbot Album No. 8

Owner: The British Library

Object owner number: Talbot Photo 10(7)

Collection: Talbot Collection

This object is part of Schaaf no. 4512

Copy of a lithograph of a Persian newspaper

This is a photographic copy of a lithograph of a page from a Persian newspaper.  The lithograph was made by Joseph Netherclift (1792-1863).

Talbot sourced his lithograph of the Persian newspaper page from a book by Charles Stewart (1764-1837).

Charles Stewart, "Original Persian Letters, and other documents, with fac-similes", London, 1825 (Newspaper No. 3, pl. 24, p.216).

The actual book from which Talbot removed plate 24 to make his photographic copy of the page is held by Bodleian Libraries.  Details can be seen here.

Bodleian Libraries own three copies of this book in total.  A digitised copy of one of those three, with plate 24 intact, can be viewed here.

See also, Larry J Schaaf, "Records of the Dawn of Photography: Talbot's Notebooks P & Q", Cambridge University Press, 1996 (Notebook P13, Feb [10] 1839).