The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné


Object within Schaaf no. 4650

The Great Seal of Queen Victoria

Object details

Image size: h 15.2cm x w 15.2cm

Paper size: h 22.9cm x w 18.4cm

Object Type: Paper Negative-Contact

Physical description: Circular image

Inscription: Ink, verso, "Great Seal of England"; pencil, verso, "M.T.T."

Watermark: J Whatman Turkey Mill 1839

John Dillwyn Llewelyn Collection

Owner: Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

Object owner number: Dep. d. 996, fol. 19r

Collection: The John Dillwyn Llewelyn Collection Of Talbot Photographic Materials

This object is part of Schaaf no. 4650

The Great Seal of Queen Victoria

This photograph of the Great Seal of Queen Victoria is possibly related to a photograph of that description which was exhibited by Talbot in Birmingham in 1839 (see Class 1, Image 1).  For more information on that exhibition see Larry Schaaf’s blog post dedicated to it.  The seal shows Victoria enthroned between the allegorical figures of Religion and Justice.