The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné

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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

Object Type: Salted Paper Print

Mount: ruled edge mount

Inscription: round Talbotype stamp on verso; in ink, verso: 18 Tom Gate Christchurch Oxford

Owner: Institute for the History of Material Culture, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg

Object owner number: Q274-14

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