Image size: h 9.0cm x w 14.6cm
Object Type: Paper Negative-Camera
Inscription: pencil x recto; pencil fx verso
Provenance:Victoria & Albert Museum, 2017National Science and Media Museum, 2003 to 2017Royal Photographic Society, number 025098
Owner: Victoria and Albert Museum
Object owner number: RPS269:19.2017
Collection: Royal Photographic Society Collection
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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.