The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné


Object within Schaaf no. 851

IX. Fac-simile of an Old Printed Page.

Object details

Alternate titles

Same as, "The Pencil of Nature", fascicle 3, May 1845

Created: Between 1 Aug 1835 and 31 Jan 1845

Image size: h 16.6cm x w 14.3cm

Paper size: h 23.0cm x w 17.7cm

Object Type: Salted Paper Print

Mount: Fox Talbot Museum Album 1 page

Inscription: title inscribed in ink, recto, on album page, and, H.F.T. [Henry Fox Talbot]

British Library, gift of Janet and Petronella Burnett-Brown, 1 March 2006
Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock Abbey, National Trust (00639)
Fox Talbot Museum notebook no. 1
Talbot's 1852 Royal Society of Arts album, 1841-1846

Owner: The British Library

Object owner number: Talbot Photo 16(46)

Collection: Talbot Collection

This object is part of Schaaf no. 851

IX. Fac-simile of an Old Printed Page.

In the text that accompanies plate IX of 'The Pencil of Nature', Talbot informs us that the original book page he photographed was written in Norman french and relates to statutes of King Richard II.

A Talbot project blog post has been dedicated to this photograph.