The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné


Object within Schaaf no. 1591

The Radcliffe Camera, Oxford

Object details

Alternate titles

NMeM; small album with stamped leather cover containing mostly views of Oxford, 1843-44

Image size: h 10.5cm x w 8.5cm

Paper size: h 10.7cm x w 8.3cm

Object Type: Salted Paper Print

Mount: paper album page

Physical description: negative corners clipped; print corners and edges cut to match

Inscription: title in ink on album page, Radcliffe Library - Oxford

Matilda Talbot 1934

Owner: National Science and Media Museum

Object owner number: 1937-2531/06

Collection: Science Museum Collection

This object is part of Schaaf no. 1591

The Radcliffe Camera from All Souls College, Oxford

Location: Oxford

The Radcliffe Camera (‘camera’ being the Latin for ‘room’) was designed in the Neoclassical style by the architect, James Gibbs (1737-49). The building is named after John Radcliffe (c. 1652–1714) the benefactor of the University of Oxford who funded its construction.

This view has been taken from the North Quadrangle of All Souls College and shows the western range of College’s cloisters.  The gateway and cupola in the middle distance were designed by the architect, Nicholas Hawksmoor (c. 1661-1736).