The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné


Object within Schaaf no. 851

IX. Fac-simile of an Old Printed Page.

Object details

Alternate titles

Plate IX, "The Pencil of Nature", fascicle 2, 29 January 1845
From "The Pencil of Nature", fascicle 3, May 1845

Created: Between 1 Aug 1835 and 31 Jan 1845

Object Type: Salted Paper Print

Mount: ruled edge mount

Inscription: 9 in ink on mount, bottom right, recto

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Jean Horblit, in memory of Harrison D. Horblit, 1994
Harrison D. Horblit, Ridgefield, Connecticut
Christie's South Kensington, London sale October 1984
Constance Stewart (1863-1944)
Matilda Talbot (later Gilchrist Clark, 1839-1927)

Owner: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Object owner number: 1994.197.2(4)

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.