The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné


Object within Schaaf no. 913

XVIII. Gate of Christchurch.

Object details

Alternate titles

Plate XVIII, "The Pencil of Nature", fascicle 4, 21 June 1845

Created: Between 1 Aug 1835 and 30 Sep 1844

Image size: h 17.0cm x w 19.8cm

Paper size: h 18.6cm x w 22.3cm

Object Type: Salted Paper Print

Physical description: three corners of the negative clipped; thin paper

Inscription: LA18 in ink verso

The British Library, gift of Janet and Petronella Burnett-Brown, 1 March 2006
Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock Abbey, National Trust (00691)

Owner: The British Library

Object owner number: Talbot Photo 2(59)

Collection: Talbot Collection

This object is part of Schaaf no. 913

XVIII. Gate of Christchurch.

Location: Oxford

Keywords: Architecture

The tower above the gate of Christ Church, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, is known as Tom Tower.

There are blurred figures just visible in the image, caused because people moved around during the long photographic exposure