The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné

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Object within Schaaf no. 1695

Six ornate examples of cuir bouilli

Object details

Image size: h 8.5cm x w 6.0cm

Paper size: h 9.6cm x w 6.4cm

Object Type: Salted Paper Print

Physical description: pale

Inscription: in pencil, on album page, Cuir.

Owner: Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

Object owner number: Ms. WHF Talbot photogr. 5

Collection: William Henry Fox Talbot Archive Collection

Supporting images

This object is part of Schaaf no. 1695

Six ornate examples of cuir bouilli

Keywords: Sculpture

The technique known a 'cuir bouilli' is used to make embossed patterns in leather. The result, when dried, is a tough yet decorative leather artefact.

The six cuir items the photograph are a coin, a section of an architectural frieze showing vegetation, a Tudor couple, a cartouche, a Nativity scene, and a section of an architectural frieze showing foliage or plant forms.

This image is similar to Schaaf number 5626.

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