The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné


Object within Schaaf no. 1672

South Front of Lacock Abbey towards Sharington's Tower

Object details

Image size: h 9.0cm x w 14.6cm

Object Type: Paper Negative-Camera

Inscription: pencil x recto; pencil fx verso

Victoria & Albert Museum, 2017
National Science and Media Museum, 2003 to 2017
Royal Photographic Society, number 025098

Owner: Victoria and Albert Museum

Object owner number: RPS269:19.2017

Collection: Royal Photographic Society Collection

Supporting images

This object is part of Schaaf no. 1672

South Front of Lacock Abbey, towards Sharington's Tower

Location: Lacock Abbey

The distinct mark which looks like a solar flare is possibly caused in camera during the photographic exposure. Possibly due to the optics of the camera lens.

The unusual mottled pattern across the surface is also difficult to explain.