The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné


Object within Schaaf no. 1091

The Tudor Courtyard, Lacock Abbey

Object details

Image size: h 11.3cm x w 9.3cm

Object Type: Paper Negative-Camera

Physical description: waxed

Inscription: in pencil, recto, upper corner, capital letter a

Matilda Talbot 1934

Owner: National Science and Media Museum

Object owner number: 1937-2565

Collection: Science Museum Collection

This object is part of Schaaf no. 1091

The Tudor Courtyard, Lacock Abbey

Location: Lacock Abbey

This view of the Tudor Courtyard was taken from an upper window of a room used by servants. Possibly a pantry, or storage for a butler or housekeeper.  

The latticed window that has been left open at the side of the image is of the pulpit room, which later became Matilda Talbot’s bedroom. The same window, also open, can be seen from a different angle in Schaaf numbers 1138 and 1139.

The windows with square panes facing the camera are of a small dressing room that opens into the Tapestry Bedroom. 

Most of what can be seen in this photograph is the north end of the house which overlooks the Tudor Courtyard.