The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné


Object within Schaaf no. 3386

View of Malines, Belgium

Object details

Image size: h 16.9cm x w 20.2cm

Paper size: h 18.3cm x w 23.7cm

Object Type: Salted Paper Print

Watermark: J Whatman 1846

The British Library, gift of Janet and Petronella Burnett-Brown, 1 March 2006
Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock Abbey, National Trust (LA774; 01050)

Owner: The British Library

Object owner number: Talbot Photo 2(422)

Collection: Talbot Collection

This object is part of Schaaf no. 3386

View of Mechelen, Belgium

Location: Mechelen

Keywords: Shop Gothic Bridge Scaffolding

This view has hardly altered since it was photographed by Calvert Richard Jones in the nineteenth century.

Mechelen is a city in the province of Antwerp, in Flanders, Belgium. Traditionally, the French name for the city is, Malines, while its name in English was, Mechlin.

The medieval bridge in the photograph is the "Hoogbrug", or High Bridge, which has crossed the river Dijle since it's construction in the year, 1220. The Gothic tower in the distance belongs to, Sint-Romboutskathedraal (Saint Rumbold's Cathedral).

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