The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné

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Object within Schaaf no. 4592

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Object details

Image size: h 18.5cm x w 11.5cm

Object Type: Paper Negative-Contact

Physical description: fully darkened

Inscription: ink monogram, W

Owner: Private

Supporting images

This object is part of Schaaf no. 4592

Two keys

This photogenic drawing of a buttercup have traditionally attributed to been attributed to Nicolaas Henneman and William Henry Fox Talbot but has more recently been linked to the early female photographic pioneer, Sarah Anne Bright. Her photographs are discussed in a project blog.

To learn more see Professor Schaaf's talk The Damned Leaf: Musings on History, Hysteria & Historiography.