The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné


Object within Schaaf no. 913

XVIII. Gate of Christchurch.

Object details

Created: Between 1 Aug 1835 and 30 Sep 1844

Paper size: h 18.4cm x w 22.4cm

Object Type: Salted Paper Print

Mount: window mount

Physical description: mount is glued over print border

Inscription: in pencil verso at top (not by Talbot): 23. : in pencil verso at bottom (not by Talbot): The great gate of Christ Church, Oxford W.H.F. Talbot

Charles Henry Talbot, 4 February 1914

Owner: Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History

Object owner number: 1930

Collection: Photographic History 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